Distinguished Research Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, UCSB; Wilcox Chair in Biotechnology; Emeritus Founding Director, UCSB-MIT-Caltech Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies; Emeritus Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. Previously: Silas Arnold Houghton Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School. BA Biochemical Sciences, Harvard; PhD Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein Medical; Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Genetics, Stanford; Career Development Award, NIH; Faculty Research Award, American Cancer Soc. Elected Fellow AAAS, Smithsonian Institution and Materials Research. Soc.; advisor to U.S, Nat. Acad. Sci,, NIH, NSF, DOE, DOD. Research focused on mechanisms of protein & gene regulation, controlled protein & amyloid assembly, biophotonics, enzyme catalysis, biomaterials, nanomaterials synthesis.
Discovery and exploitation of surrogates for phosphorylation controlling amyloid formation, protein assembly, structure & function. Cutting-edge biophysics, molecular genetics, molecular biology and biomolecular materials.