Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1984. He first served as professor and chair of the physiology department in Carbondale (1984 – 2002). He is currently professor and director of geriatric medicine research in the internal medicine department in Springfield. In 2004 he was named a Distinguished Scholar of SIU.
Bartke completed a fellowship in reproductive physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury, Mass. (1969) and was an NIH predoctoral trainee at the University of Kansas (1964). He received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in Lawrence (1965) and earned his magister degree (equivalent of M.Sc.) from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (1962). He received an honorary doctorate degree from Lodz Medical University in Lodz, Poland (2007).
Bartke was awarded the Senior Scholar in Aging Award by The Ellison Medical Foundation as well as the inaugural Methuselah Prize for his contributions to life extension research resulting in the longest lived mouse (2003). He also received the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Scientist Award (1997), the Carl G. Hartman Award of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (1995), the American Society of Andrology’s Distinguished Service Award (1995) and the Sigma Xi Kaplan Research Award (1991). He is a member and past president of the Society for the Study of Reproduction and the American Society of Andrology. He is also a member of the Endocrine Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physiological Society and Sigma Xi scientific research society. He served as president and is on the board of the American Aging Association.
Bartke is the author of more than 500 journal articles and has been principal investigator for more than 20 research grants.
2009 Update: Bartke Receives Federal Grant