Carter Cornwall, PhD, Appointed Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics celebrated Carter Cornwall’s appointment to professor emeritus at a department meeting held Dec. 9.

Chair ad interim William Lehman, PhD, thanked Cornwall for his valued service to the department and School of Medicine. “Carter is a wonderful colleague, excellent teacher and esteemed researcher, who has made fundamental contributions to the field of visual transduction. Beyond his own scientific contributions, Carter’s scientific impact is also reflected by the number of eminent academic researchers, both in the U.S. and abroad, he originally trained,” Lehman said.

Carter Cornwall holding appointment to professor emeritus
Carter Cornwall

Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics Clint Makino, PhD, a Cornwall recruit, delivered a toast, noting that “wherever Carter travels, he’s got one suitcase for personal items and a second filled with wires, nuts and bolts and an occasional oscilloscope,” ready to provide service far and wide.

Cornwall was on the cusp of becoming a member of the department’s R01-50s club, having enjoyed 46 years of NIH support. He plans to continue advising students and junior P&B faculty and assist Makino in his research, among other activities.