Bruce Alberts#


Bruce Alberts
Email:balberts 'at' ucsf.edu
Membership Number:1532
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:balberts
Homepage:https://brucealberts.ucsf.edu





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2013 Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2009-2011 United States Science Envoy
  • 2008-2013 Editor-in-Chief, Science magazine
  • 2007-2008 President, American Society for Cell Biology (2007), Past President, ASCB (2008)
  • 2000-2009 Co-chair, InterAcademy Council, Amsterdam
  • 1993-2005 President, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
  • 1985-1990 Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1981-1985 American Cancer Society Lifetime Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco (1981-82 Acting Chairman)
  • 1976-1981 Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1976 On sabbatical leave from Princeton, Laboratory of Professor Lewis Wolpert, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, England
  • 1973-1976 Damon Pfeiffer Professor of Life Sciences, Department of Biochemical Sciences, Princeton University (1973-74 Acting Chairman, 1974-75 Associate Chairman)
  • 1971-1973 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1966-1971 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology

Honours and Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College (1960)
  • Summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College (1960)
  • Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1972)
  • U.S. Steel Foundation Award in Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences (1975)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1978)
  • American Cancer Society Lifetime Research Professorship (awarded 1980)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (elected 1981)
  • Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California, San Francisco (1985)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1987)
  • Baxter Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences, Association of American Medical Colleges (1992)
  • President-elect, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1992)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Coordinator, California School Volunteer Partnership (1993)
  • Associate Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) (elected 1993)
  • Sixth Annual Donald Ware Waddell Award (1993)
  • Foreign Member, The Royal Society, London (elected 1993)
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) (1994)
  • Univeristy of Caifornia, San Francisco Medal (1994)
  • Foreign Member, Academia Europaea (elected 1994)
  • American Philosophical Society (elected 1994)
  • Member, European Academy of Arts & Sciences (elected 1995)
  • Honorary Fellow, California Academy of Sciences (elected 1995)
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award (1995)
  • Honorary Degree, Michigan State University (1996)
  • Honorary Degree, University of Massachusetts (1996)
  • Honorary Degree, Princeton University (1997)
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Exploratorium in San Francisco (1997)
  • Honorary Degree, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York (1998)
  • Honorary Degree, Emory University (1998)
  • Honorary Degree, Columbia University (1998)
  • Honorary Fellow, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge (elected 1999)
  • Honorary Degree, Yale University (1999)
  • Honorary Degree, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1999)
  • Foreign Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (elected 1999)
  • Leadership in Education Award, The Keystone Center (2000)
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centennary Medal of the Indian National Science Academy (awarded 2000)
  • The Ray Wu Society for Life Sciences Award (2001)
  • Honorary Degree, Clark University (2001)
  • Honorary Degree, University of Arizona (2001)
  • Honorary Degree, Bates College (2001)
  • Associate Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences (elected 2002)
  • Member, National Academy of Education (elected 2003)
  • Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences (elected 2003)
  • Honorary Degree, Case Western Reserve University (2003)
  • Foreign Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (elected 2004)
  • Presidential Achievement Award 2004, Association of American Geographers
  • Honorary Member, National Academy of Sciences-Republic of Korea (elected 2004 – reappointed in 2008 through 2012)
  • Honorary Member, Mongolian Academy of Sciences (elected 2004)
  • Honorary Degree, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Watson School of Biological Sciences (2005)
  • Honorary Degree, Tel Aviv University (2005)
  • Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize, American Society for Developmental Biology (2005)
  • Distinguished Honoree of the National Academy of Engineering (2005)
  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2005)
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences (elected 2006)
  • Lawrence Hall of Science Award for Excellence in Science Education (2006)
  • Honorary member, Romanian Academy (elected 2006)
  • Honorary Degree, Rockefeller University (2006)
  • Honorary Degree, Beloit College (2007)
  • Honorary Degree, University of Toronto (2007)
  • American Educational Research Association Public Service Award (2008)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences Educaiton Award (2009)
  • Vannevar Bush Award (2010)
  • DiNA Award, Science Festival Bay Bio (2011)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Hauge Abelson Prize (2014)
  • Honorary Degree, Syracuse University (2014)
  • U.S. National Medal of Science (2014)


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