Curriculum Vitae

JAMES A. SHAPIRO
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago
920 E. 58th Street, Chicago, Ill. 60637
312-702-1625/Fax 312-702-0439/Email jsha@midway.uchicago.edu

PERSONAL: Married, 2 children
EDUCATION: Harvard College, Sept., 1960-June, 1964
B.A. in English Literature, Magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa, 1963

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England, Sept.1964-August,1967
Ph.D. in Genetics, October, 1968 (W. Hayes, supervisor)
POSITIONS: Postdoctoral Fellow, August, 1967-August, 1968
Service de Genetique Cellulaire
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Prof. Francois Jacob
Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship
Research Fellow, October 1968-June, 1970
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology
Harvard Medical School
Prof. Jonathan Beckwith
Jane Coffin Childs Fellowship
Invited Professor, August, 1970-April, 1972
Department of Genetics
School of Biological Sciences
University of Havana, Cuba
Research Associate, November, 1972-May, 1973
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center
Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachussetts
Prof. Harlyn Halvorson
Assistant Professor, 1973-1978
Associate Professor, 1978-1982
Professor, 1982-1984
Department of Microbiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Visiting Professor, March-April, 1980
Department of Microbiology
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Professor of Microbiology, 1984-1985
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Chicago
Professor of Microbiology, 1985-
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago
Darwin Prize Visiting Professor, May-July, 1993
Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Visiting Fellow, Jan. - June, 2000
Churchill College
Cambridge, England

EDITORIAL BOARDS
Journal of Bacteriology, 1976-1983, 1986-1988
Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 1981-1988
Biotechnology series (Wiley), 1981-1988
FEMS Microbiological Reviews, 1985-1991
Research in Microbiology, 1996-2002
Environmental Microbiology, 1998-

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Society for Microbiology
Society for General Microbiology
Genetics Society of America
Genetical Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

OTHER
Co-chairman, Molecular Biology Project, U.S. Working Group under the US/USSR Scientific Exchange Agreement on the Production of Substances by Microbiological Means, 1975-1978

Co-organizer, DNA Insertion Elements meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, May,1976

Director, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), 1978-1983

National Science Foundation Genetic Biology Panel, 1981-1984

Biotechnology Contact Group, Mayor's Task Force on High Technology 1982-1983

Organizing Committee, Third International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, August, 1982

International Commission on Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms, 1982-1990

Board, University of Chicago B'nai-Brith Hillel Foundation, 1983-88, 1996- (Chairman, Finance Committee, 1984-1988; Chairman, Fundraising Committee, 1996-2000)

Board, KAM-Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1990-1995, 1998-2002

Marshall Scholarship, Midwest Regional Selection Committee, 1984- ; chairman, 1991-

Organizer, ASM Conference on "Multicellular Behavior of Bacteria: In Nature, Industry and the Laboratory," Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory, October 21-25, 1990

Board of Visitors, Biological Sciences Division, Office of Naval Research, Jan. 15-16, 1991

Review Panel on "Genetic Ecology of Biofilms and Microbially-Influenced Corrosion," Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, Tennessee, Mar. 25-27, 1991

Organizing committee, International Conference on Genome Plasticity, Cancun, Mexico, December 8-12, 1991

Organizing committee, ASM Conference on "Interactive and Multicellular Behavior of Bacteria," Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory, March 28-April 1, 1993

Organizer, joint Physical-Biological Sciences mini-symposium, "Dynamic Cell Systems: From Molecules and Motors to Networks and Populations," University of Chicago, May 20, 1994

Steering Committee, "Global Issues in Microbiological Water Quality for the Next Century" Colloquium, Guayaquil, Ecuador, March, 1995

Organizing committee, EMBO Workshop on "Evolutionary Engineering of the Procaryotic Genome," Retie, Belgium, July 3-5, 1995

Faculty, summer school on "Physics of Biological Systems," Humlebaek, Denmark, August 14-27, 1995

Organizer, workshop on "Cellular computation," Santa Fe Institute, October 5-8, 1997

Organizing committee, "The information revolution in midstream: An Anglo-American perspective," School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 29-31, 1998

Organizing committee, NY Academy of Sciences Symposium, "Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution," Rockefeller University in New York June 27-29, 1998

Faculty, summer school on "Physics of Biological Systems," Humlebaek, Denmark, August 20-23, 1998

Lecturer, program on "Statistical Physics and Biological Information," Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, March 16-17, 2001

AWARDS & HONORS
Marshall Scholarship (1964-1966)
Wellcome Research Training Scholarship (1966-1967)
Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship (1967-69)
NIH Research Career Development Award (1976-1980)
Darwin Prize, University of Edinburgh (1993)
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (1993)
Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer, American Society for Microbiology (1994-6)
AAAS Fellow (1994)
OBE (2001)