Nathan Sharon - Curriculum vitae#


Born: November 4, 1925, Brisk, Poland

Emigrated to Israel 1934. Married Rachel Itzikson 1948; two daughters, Esther Sharon (1952) and Osnat Bairey (1956)

Education:

  • 1943, Grad. High School, Tel Aviv
  • 1950, M.Sc. (Biochemistry) Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem
  • 1953, Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem

Postdoctoral research:
  • 1956-57, Biochem. Res. Lab., Mass. General Hospital &Harvard Med. School, Boston, MA., (with F.Lipmann)
  • 1957-58, Lab. for Cabohydrate Res., M.G.H. & H.M.S., (with R.W.Jeanloz)
  • 1958, Dept. Biol., Brookhaven National, Upton, New York (with D.E.Koshland Jr.)

Professional employment:
  • 1949-53, Research Assist., Agricultural Res. Station, Dairy Res. Lab., Rehovot
  • 1954-, Dept. of Biophysics, Weizmann Inst. Science, Rehovot:
    • Res. Assistant, 1954
    • Res. Associate, 1957
    • Senior Scientist, 1960
    • Assoc. Prof.,1965
    • Prof., 1968
    • Head, Dept. Biophys., 1973-83, 1987-90
    • Dean, Faculty of Biophys.-Biochem., 1976- 77, 1980-83, 1984-86
    • Prof. Emeritus, 1995

Other appointments:
  • 1962-1963, Res. Assoc., Dept. Biol. Chem., Harvard Med. School
  • 1963, Visit. Assoc. Prof., Dept. Biochem., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York;
  • 1968, Visit. Prof., Lab. Molecular Biol., Oxford University, UK
  • 1968, Visit. Prof., Lab. for Molecular Biol., Oxford University, UK
  • 1970-1971. Visit. Prof., Dept. of Biochem., Univ. California, Berkeley
  • 1971, Visit. Prof., Dept. Chemical Pathol., St. Mary's Hospital Med. School, London
  • 1977-78, Scholar-in-Residence, Fogarty International Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 1978, Visit. Prof., Dept. Biological Sciences, Univ. California, Santa Barbara
  • 1981, Scholar-in-Residence, Fogarty International Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 1983-84, Distinguished Visiting Scientist, NIADDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 1991, Greenberg Scholar, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1992-1993, Visit. Prof., Harvard Med. School
  • 1993, Distinguished Visit. Scientist, Roche Inst. Mol. Biol., Nutley, NJ

Elected positions:
  • 1972-74, 1988-90, Chairman, Scientific Council, Weizmann Inst. Science
  • 1990- Chairman, Panel of Advisors, Batsheva de Rothschild Foundation for the Advancement of Science in Israel

Awards and Honors
  • 1973-Landau Prize, Mifal Hapayis
  • 1976-Member, European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1977-Fogarty International Scholar, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
  • 1977-Weizmann Prize in Exact Sciences, from the City of Tel Aviv
  • 1980-Honorary Member, American Society of Biological Chemists
  • 1987-Visiting Prof., College de France, Paris
  • 1987-Datta Lectureship Award, Federation of European Biochemical Societies
  • 1989-Olitzki Prize, Israel Society for Microbiology
  • 1989-Bijvoet Medal, Utrecht University
  • 1990-Docteur Honoris Causa, Université René Descartes, Paris
  • 1991-Special issue of Carbohydrate Research on lectins
  • 1992-Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 1994-Israel Prize in Biochemistry and Medicine
  • 1994-Visiting Prof., College de France, Paris
  • 1999-Foreign Member, Academia Europaea
  • 2000-Foreign Member, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2001-Foreign Member, American Society for Microbiology
  • 2001- Honorary Fellow, Open University of Israel

Memberships in Scientific Societies:
  • American Chemical Society
  • The Biochemical Society (UK)
  • International Science Writers Association
  • Israel Biochemical Society (President 1969-1970)
  • Society for Complex Carbohydrates
  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies (Chairman 1980-81)
  • International Glycoconjugate Organization (President 1989-91)


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