Mark H. Ginsberg, M.D. performed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he was a University Scholar. He was awarded an M.D., summa cum laude, from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago from 1970-1973, and from 1973-75 was a postdoctoral fellow in Rheumatology at the same university. In 1975, Dr. Ginsberg came to The Scripps Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow and moved his way up to a full Professor in the Departments of Vascular Biology and Cell Biology. In 2004 he relocated his laboratory to the University of California San Diego where he is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Physician Scientist Training Pathway (http://pstp.ucsd.edu ). He is the author of more than 200 original scientific publications, largely devoted to the study of cell adhesion mechanisms. He has served on numerous Federal and non-Federal peer review bodies. Dr. Ginsberg has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Molecular Biology of the Cell and on the editorial boards of Blood, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, andthe Journal of Cell Science. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received numerous honors including the Boris Muskatov Prize, a Research Career Development Award and MERIT Award from the NIH, and an Investigator Recognition Award and Distinguished Career Award from the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, The Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture of The American Heart Association, and The Earl Benditt Prize of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.