James Shapiro

Professor of Microbiology at the University of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae JAMES A. SHAPIRO Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Chicago Gordon Center for Integrative Science W123B 979 E. 57th Street, Chicago, Ill. 60637 312-702-1625/Fax 312-947-9345/Email 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 Teacher, course on The Read-Write Genome, Ferdinand Mach Institute, Trento, Italy, November 12-15, 2013 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) Ide Trotter Prize, Texas A&M University (2014)