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Savageau has contributed to the blossoming of biochemical, genetic and molecular cell biology with his mathematical framework for integrating the behavior of complex biological systems and his powerful analytical method used to compare complex systems.
He joined the faculty in 1970 and directed the Cellular Biotechnology
Laboratories in Chemical Engineering in 1988–91. Chair of
the Department of Microbiology and Immunology since 1993, he has
contributed to the design, administration and long-term success
of numerous interdisciplinary programs, including bioengineering,
cellular and molecular biology and the Medical Scientist Training
Savageau has chaired the Special Study Section on Biochemical Modeling
at the National Institutes of Health since 2000 and was the initial
principal investigator for a $19 million Michigan Life Sciences
Research Corridor grant focusing on biological information. He has
served on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals.