MICHAEL G. ROSSMANN
Title: Hanley Professor of Biological Sciences
Birthdate and Birthplace: July 30, 1930; Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Nationality: U.S. Citizen
- University of London, London, England; B.Sc.(Hon.); 1950; General-Math & Physics
- University of London; B.Sc.(Hon.); 1951; Special-Physics
- University of London; M.Sc.; 1953; Physics
- University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland; Ph.D.; 1956; Chemical Crystallography
Awards and Honors:
- 1956-1958 : Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- 1958-1964 : Research Associate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England.
- 1964-1967 : Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN.
- 1967-1978 : Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University.
- 1975-present : Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University.
- 1978-present : Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University.
- 1989-present : Adjunct Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
- 1995-present : Adjunct Professor of Microbiology, Lafayette Center for Medical Education, Indiana University School of Medicine.
- Fulbright Travel Fellowship, 1956-1958.
- Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Scientific Achievement, Purdue University, 1974.
- Member of the USA National Committee for Crystallography, 1978-1980.
- Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1978.
- Member of the Brookhaven Protein Data Bank Advisory Board, 1979-1981.
- Sigma Xi Research Award, Purdue University, 1980.
- NATO Travel Fellowship, 1980.
- Chairman, Commission on Biological Macromolecular Crystallography of the International Union of Crystallography, 1981-1984.
- Awarded Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1983.
- Keilin Lecturer in Biochemistry, British Biochemical Society, 1983.
- Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1984.
- Awarded Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, University of Strasbourg, France, 1984.
- Rudi Lemberg Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, 1985.
- Fankuchen Award in X-ray Crystallography, American Crystallographic Association, 1986.
- Recipient of a National Institutes of Health MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award, 1986.
- Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, University of Chicago, 1987.
- Gairdner Foundation International Award, "For contributions to the field of X-ray crystallography and its application to the structure of the common cold virus", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987.
- Member of the AIDS Program Advisory Committee, National Institutes of Health, 1987-1989.
- Member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientific Review Board, 1987-1994.
- Merck Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1989.
- Awarded Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, 1990.
- Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Medicine, 1990.
- Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Columbia University, 1990.
- Lynen Lecturer, Miami Winter Symposium, 1993.
- Awarded Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1993.
- Wadsworth Award, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, 1993.
- Gregori Aminoff Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1994.
- Stein and Moore Award, The Protein Society, 1994.
- Awarded Honorary Doctorate, University of York, England, 1994.
- Elected Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, 1995.
- Purdue University Medal of Honor, 1995.
- Ewald Prize, International Union of Crystallography, 1996.
- Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, 1996.
- Recipient of a second National Institutes of Health MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award, 1996.
- Member of the Scientific Board, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, 1997-2000.
- Member of the Editorial Board, Virology, 1998-2000.
- Elisabeth Roberts Cole Award, Biophysical Society, 1998.
- Awarded Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Qubec, Qubec City, Qubec, Canada, 1998.
- Named a Fellow of the Biophysical Society, For fundamental contributions towards our ability to determine the 3-D structure of viruses, 1999.
- Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, For distinguished and fundamental contributions to structural virology, specifically for solving the structures of several different viruses, 1999.
- Nominated by President Clinton to serve on the National Science Board, 1999.
- Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award, International Society for Antiviral Research, 2000.
- Member of the National Science Board, 2000-2006.
- Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize 2001, along with Stephen C. Harrison, For pioneering contributions to determination of the three-dimesional structure of the complex shell of spherical viruses, Paul Ehrlich-Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany, 2001.
- Last Update : 09/27/2010
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