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Jack Johnson Biographical Sketch

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John E. Johnson Professor

Dept. of Molecular Biology


Education/Training

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI B.A. 1967 Chemistry
Iowa State University, Ames, IA Ph.D. 1972 Physical Chemistry
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN Post Ph.D. 1972-1975 Virus Crystallography

Positions and Employment

1972-1975 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN.
1975-1977 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN.
1978-1981 Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN.
1981-1985 Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN.
1985-06/30/1995 Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W.Lafayette, IN.
07/01/1995-Present Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.
01/01/1986-07/31/1986 Visiting Professor, Institute Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France.
01/01/1993-07/31/1993 Visiting Member, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA.
07/01/1998-Present Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
12/2010-Present Eldon R. Strahm endowed chair in Structural Virology

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1985-1989 Member, National Institutes of Health Biophysical and Biochemical Study Section. 
1989 Purdue Chapter Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award Recipient 
1991-Present Board of Governors, Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago. 
1994-1998 Board of Scientific Councilors, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD. 
1996-2002 Board of Scientific Councilors: NIAMS (Arthritis, Muscoloskeletal and Skin Diseases). 
1999-Present Scientific Advisory Board (Chairman) NIGMS/NCI Synchrotron Beamline Development. 
2000-2005 Scientific Advisory Board Finnish National Science Academy. 
1998-Present Scientific Advisory Board Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri. 
2004-Present Scientific Advisory Board International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering. 
2007-Present Scientific Advisory Board NIH National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy (NRAMM) 
2007-Present Scientific Advisory Board Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 
2008-2010 Scientific Advisory Board European Structural Biology Consortium (SPINE II) 
2010-2013 Scientific Advisory Board National Biomedical Computation Resource UCSD 
2010-2013 Proposal Review Panel Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Stanford 
1994-1998 International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. 
1998-Present Editorial Board, Virology. 
1992-1998 Editorial Board, Biophysical Journal. 
1998-2003 Editorial Board, Journal of General Virology. 
1998-Present Editorial Board, Structure. 
1998-Present Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Recognition. 
2002-2005 Editorial Board, Journal of Structural Biology. 
2002-2012 MERIT award NIGMS GM34220-19. 
6/2002 Co Organizer (with Margaret Killian) FASEB Virus Assembly Meeting, Saxtons River VT. 
1/5/2000-1/20/2000 Travel fellowship/lectureship Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. 
1/7/2001-1/23/2001 Travel fellowship/lectureship Taiwan National Science Committee. 
10/1/2003-10/30/2003 Visiting Lecturer National University of Singapore. 
1996 Kaesberg Lecturer, American Society for Virology Annual Meeting, London, Ontario. 
3/2004 Mathers Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Indiana, Bloomington. 
4/2004 Colter Lecture, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmondton, Alberta. 
7/2004 Keynote (Harold S. Ginsberg) Lecture, American Society for Virology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. 
3/2006 Frank Nelson Distinguished Lecturer, Montana State University, Bozeman. 
2007 Carthage College Distinguished Alumnus
2008 American Chemical Society (San Diego Section) Distinguished Scientist 
2009-2012 Appointed to the Council of The National Institute of General Medical Sciences NIH  

Patents 

11/1996 Modified Plant Viruses as Vectors European Patent No. 92 907 583.6. 
2/1998 Modified Plant Viruses as Vectors US Patent, approved/No.: pending. 
2007 Dow Chemical Co.Global Innovator Award (US patent 7,208,655)