Randy Packer has been member of the George Washington University faculty since the early 1970s. His tenure included a recent five year stint as Associate Dean for Special Projects at the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, where he helped oversee the establishment of the GW Solar Institute. He is currently a professor of Biology for the George Washington University Department of Biological Sciences.
Professor Packer has had a varied research career with both faculty and students, including grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and collaboration with the Heart, Blood and Lung Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The driving force for Mr. Packer has always been a deep interest in how animals have evolved to maintain their health in changing or challenging environmental condition.