Sell dies Oct. 17
Kenneth W. Sell, former professor and chair of the Department of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine at the School of Medicine, died Oct. 17 due to complications
from diabetes. Sell joined the Emory faculty in 1985 as both pathology chair
and as the first director of Emory's Winship Cancer Center.
Under Sell's leadership from 1985 until his retirement last April, Emory's
pathology department grew to become one of the largest departments of pathology
and laboratory medicine in the country.
As an immunologist, Sell had a special interest in the role of the immune
system in cancer and was the author of numerous publications on cellular
immunology and immunoregulatory systems as they relate to transplantation,
autoimmunity and infectious disease.
Born in Bismarck, N.D. in 1931, Sell received his M.D. from Harvard University
in 1956 and his Ph.D. in immunopathology from the University of Cambridge,
England, in 1968. He was a member of 31 academic and professional societies
and was the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific articles.
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