April 1, 2012

Peter K. Lauf, M.D., named ‘Living Legend’

American Physiological Society will interview him for living history projectDr. Lauf

Peter K. Lauf, M.D., emeritus professor of pathology and University Professor, has been selected by the American Physiological Society to participate in its "Living Legends in Physiology History" project. Lauf, who served as chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics from 1985 until 2003, will be interviewed for the project this fall.

The Society encourages its members to interview senior physiologists at their institutions to provide a living history of physiology. The videotaped interviews focus on the physiologist’s training and career and their professional interactions.

Lauf received several awards during his career, including a career award from the National Institutes of Health in 1971, the Golding Research Professorship at Wright State in 1988, the 1998 Research Award from the Affiliate Society Council of Engineering in Dayton, and the University Professor title at Wright State University in 2003.

In 1986, Dr. Lauf founded the Ohio Physiological Society. He currently serves as a member of the American Physiological Society CAMP Steering Committee and the Senior Physiologist Committee. Most recently, he organized the Third International Symposium on Cell Volume and Signaling held at Wright State in 2003.