Research & Innovation

Noted Stevens Cellular Biologist Receives Jess Davis Research Award

Joseph Glavy, an assistant professor of chemical biology and an investigator of key cellular structures and pathways that may enable pernicious diseases such as HIV and leukemia to invade the body, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Jess Davis Memorial Award for Research Excellence.

The award is named for Jess Harrison Davis (1906-1972), who served as the fourth president of Stevens from 1951 until his death in 1972.

Glavy's special area of research focus is the nuclear pore complex (NPC) — fundamental, portal-like components of cell nuclei that may hold crucial insights into disease transmission and potential medication delivery. In December of 2013, Glavy co-authored a detailed study of the NPC's structure that landed on the cover of the prestigious research journal Cell.

Glavy joined Stevens in 2007.

"Joe's seminal work on cell nuclei is providing us with extremely promising new clues to disease pathways and mechanisms, and we are fortunate indeed to have him as a member of our Stevens faculty," says Mo Dehghani, Stevens Vice Provost of Research. "He is extremely deserving of this recognition."