EDUCATION
                     
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,
B.S. Degree, Chemistry; June 1965.
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
Massachusetts, Ph.D., Biophysics; December 1970.



MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

Circadian Rhythms, Molecular Neurobiology, Sleep, Genetics, Gene Expression


 
RESEARCH SUPPORT  

NIH, (P.I.) R01 DA037721-05
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 

CURRENT EDITORIAL BOARDS

RNA, PNAS, Transcription, EMBO reports, Journal of Biological Rhythms


                       
AWARDS AND IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIPS

Honorary Doctorate, University of Buenos Aires (2018)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)
The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine (2013)
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2013)
The Massry Prize (2012)       
Canada Gairdner International Award (2012)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Outstanding Basic Research (2011)
The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize (2009)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected 2007)
Member, National Academy of Sciences (elected 2003)
Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award (2001)
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1997)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (appointed 1989)

 
 
SELECTED IMPORTANT LECTURES (2012-present)
 

Plenary Lecture and Public Lecture, LASC, Valparaiso, Chile (11/2017)
Opening Plenary Lecture, Symposium on RNA in Neurobiology-Argentina (9/2017)
Graduate Student Invited Speaker Frontiers of Neuroscience-Ohio State Univ. (9/2017)
Presidential Symposium Lecture, Society for Research in Biological Rhythms (5/2016)
Mendel Lecture, Brno, Czech Republic (4/2015)
2015 Konrad Bloch Lecture, Harvard University (4/2015)
Adrian Morrison and Keynote Lecture at Penn Center for Sleep and Neurobiology (6/2014) 
2013 Herb Stern Lecture, UCSD (11/2013)
Glassman Friday Evening Lecture, MBL, Woods Hole, MA (6/2013)
Distinguished Guest Lecturer of CWRU grad students, Cleveland (3/2013)
Guest Lecturer of Penn Genetics grad students (2/2013)
Blaffer Distinguished Scientist Series MD Anderson (9/2012)
Public Lecture, NCBS-Brandeis Meeting, Bangalore (6/2012)
Public Lecture, Genomics and Systems Biology Workshop, NYU Abu Dhabi (2/12)


           
AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES (distant past)

Guggenheim Fellow, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France (1988-1989)
NIH Research Career Development Award (1976-1980)
Helen Hay Whitney Fellow, Edinburgh, Scotland (1971-1974)
Fulbright Fellow, Institut de Biologie Physico Chimique, Paris, France (1965-1966)


 
RESEARCH AND/OR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Peter Gruber Chair in Neuroscience, March 2012 – present.
Professor and Director of National Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University, January 2007 - present.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, June 1989 - present.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1989-present. 
Professor, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, June 1986 - present.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, June 1980 - June 1986. 
Assistant Professor, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center and Department of Biology, Brandeis University, September 1973-May 1980. (on leave September 1973-September 1974). 
Research Fellow in Genetics, Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, Scotland, October 1972-September 1974. 
Research Fellow in Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, October 1971-September 1972.
Research Associate in Biology, M.I.T., January 1971-September 1971. 
Graduate Student in Biology, M.I.T., September 1966-December 1970.
Fulbright Fellow, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France, September 1965-June 1966.  
​Undergraduate Student, Caltech, September 1961-June 1965.