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Jonathan Maybaum, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
B.S. Chemistry, M.I.T., 1976
B.S. Biology, M.I.T., 1976
Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, U.C.S.F., 1980

Dr. Maybaum's lab has long been interested in the mechanisms by which the initial biochemical lesions caused by anticancer drugs can eventually lead to cell death, cell cycle arrest and other fates. Our current work is focused on understanding how inhibitors of the checkpoint kinase, Chk1, are able to selectively sensitize tumor cells to chemotherapy or radiation, and on how to rationally translate the use of such inhibitors into clinical practice.

Also, Dr. Maybaum has been involved in computing and information technology for many years. He has served as Director of Academic IT Resources for the University of Michigan Medical School and is the principal architect of UM.SiteMaker (an institutional system for empowering non-technical users to create unique websites and web databases), which was recognized as the outstanding web innovation of 2006 by Campus Technology magazine.

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July 4-5, 2007: I was invited to give talks about SiteMaker at a couple of universities in Rio de Janeiro (poster from Centro Universitário Plínio Leite, also known as UNIPLI). My host was Moleque de Idéias, who are just finishing the first non-English version of UM/GVC.SiteMaker, in Brazilian Portuguese.

April 30, 2007: The University of Chicago has starting using SiteMaker!: findit.uchicago.edu  

Oct. 26, 2006: The Ann Arbor News published an article about my involvement with UM.SiteMaker

Oct. 13, 2006: Just got back from the Educause 2006 Annual Conference , where I gave a presentation entitled "Supporting Creativity...and Living to Tell About It". [ Slides-PDF | Audio-MP3 ]

Sept. 2005: "When Blogging Isn't Enough " - published at the Apple Learning Interchange