The Center for Evolution and Medicine Seminar Series features Bruce Kaplan, a Raleigh R. Wright professor and vice president at Baylor Scott and White Health Care.
In his talk, "You can’t Fool Mother Nature! Biomarker on Transplants," Kaplan will discuss how the immune system deals with random and unaccounted invaders, and therefore the system must be random and resistant to predictions.
Kaplan received his Medical Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, New York. He then completed residencies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York; a clinical fellowship in Nephrology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook; and a research fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois.
Kaplan is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical pharmacology. Kaplan’s research interests include transplant, immunology and complex systems. He is internationally recognized in immunosuppressive pharmacology and outcomes in transplantation.
Kaplan has published more than 290 peer-reviewed papers (some of the most cited in the field), 30 book chapters and is author of a new textbook on Immunopharmacology. His articles have been published in various journals, including American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, Nature, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Kaplan is deputy editor for American Journal of Transplantation and on the advising board for Nature.
Kaplan has held numerous leadership positions and three chairs. He is now Raleigh R. White professor and vice president at Baylor Scott and White Health Care.