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USM taps Cannon for research post

The University of Southern Mississippi has named Dr. Gordon Cannon its new associate vice president for Research, pending approval by the IHL Board of Trustees. Cannon, who is presently the Thomas Waring Bennett Distinguished Professor in the Sciences at Southern Miss, works within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In his new position, which he is scheduled to begin in May, Cannon will work closely with vice president of research Dr. Denis Wiesenburg in providing new research opportunities at Southern Miss.

Cannon received his undergraduate degree from Clemson in 1975 and his doctorate degree from Clemson in 1982. His post-doctorate work was done at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology from 1982-1987. He has been teaching and conducting research at Southern Miss since 1987.

In 2010, Cannon received the Southern Miss Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Research Council. During his tenure at the university, he has secured nearly $8 million in research grant monies from groups such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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