Dr. Simon Rhodes received a B.Sc. Hons. biochemistry from the University of Sheffield, U.K., a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University, and did postdoctoral work in molecular medicine at the University of California San Diego. He joined the School of Science at IUPUI as an assistant professor in Biology. He was promoted to associate professor and then full professor. In 2005, Dr. Rhodes joined the IU School of Medicine as a professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology. In addition, he served as the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies.
In 2011, Dr. Rhodes rejoined the School of Science as Dean and is working to improve the School’s already strong teaching, research, and service record. He is building collaborative relationships with other campus schools and the Indianapolis community. Dr. Rhodes’ research investigates pediatric growth diseases. Through collaborations with children’s hospitals, his lab has defined new forms of pediatric growth diseases and developed diagnostic and genetic counseling tools.
Dr. Rhodes has contributed in outreach and service activities including work with Indianapolis schools (including the GK-12 Urban Educators Program) and the Indiana Science Olympiad. Nationally, Dr. Rhodes has contributed to federal and society work including chairing NASA grant panels and serving on the Endocrine Society Minority Affairs and Trainee Development committees.