Arthur Lesk#

Arthur Lesk
Membership Number:6317
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2003 - present Professor at Penn State
  • 1990 - 2003 faculty member of the clinical school at the University of Cambridge
  • 1977 - 1990 visiting scientist at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1987 - 1990 group leader in the biocomputing program at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1971 - 1987 professor of chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey
  • 1967 - 1971 Post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University
  • 1999 master's degree from the University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1966 PhD at Princeton University
  • 1961 bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Hypervariable loops
  • Multiple alignment
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Protein structure
  • Homology modelling
  • Molecular biology
  • Protein folding
  • Protein evolution

Honours and Awards
  • Chair of the Task Group on Biological Macromolecules for the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), which aimed to foster worldwide coordination of databases in molecular biology to enhance their quality and utility
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge UK
  • Member of the American Physical Society

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