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Mark Leid, a professor and associate dean for research in the College of Pharmacy, will serve as interim dean of the college effective July 1.

Leid replaces Mark Zabriskie, who has served as dean of the college since 2010. Zabriskie will continue to serve as a college faculty member. The announcement was made Monday by Ed Feser, OSU's provost and executive vice president.

An alumnus of Oregon State, Leid has served on the faculty in the College of Pharmacy for 26 years. He has taught more than 2,000 students and was voted professor of the year six times. He has trained 80 individuals in his laboratory, including postdocs, technicians, and graduate, professional and undergraduate students.

Leid received a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Oregon State in 1989 and then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire des Eucaryotes in Strasbourg, France. He returned to OSU in 1992 as an assistant professor.

He has been a full professor of pharmacology since 2002. He also holds an affiliate professorship in the OSHU School of Dentistry, where he teaches dental pharmacology.

A national search will continue for a permanent dean of the College of Pharmacy.

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