The Macebearer is the highest faculty honor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is symbolic of the faculty’s commitment of service to students, to scholarship, and to society.
Louis J. Gross is a Chancellor’s Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics. He has been at UT since 1979, is the Founding Director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and since 1990 he has been a principal investigator on over $50M in external funding.
What does being a Volunteer mean to you? How has UT empowered you to make a difference in a way you might not have imagined elsewhere?
The colleagues and students I have collaborated with at UT have been essential to our success in building one of the world’s top programs that utilizes quantitative methods to address biological and societal problems. In addition to my research and education efforts, I have assumed many faculty leadership roles and worked with hosts of administrators to enhance academic programs across the campus.