Don Newmeyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Newmeyer was a Professor on the LJI faculty from 1994-2019. Dr. Newmeyer’s research focused on the functioning of apoptosis, or programmed cell death, and the role of mitochondria during the process.

Dr. Newmeyer received his B.S. in physics and his M.S. in mathematics from Drexel University in 1976. In 1980, he received an M.S. in biophysics from the University of Rochester, followed by his Ph.D. in biophysics in 1983. That same year, Dr. Newmeyer began his postdoctoral work at the Biocenter of the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. In 1985, he returned to the U.S. to begin a postdoctoral fellowship with the University of California, San Diego in its Biology Department. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. Newmeyer worked as an assistant staff scientist at the La Jolla Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Newmeyer received the Newcomen Award for Excellence in Chemistry and Physics from Drexel University in 1976.