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Gerhard E. Wagner
The Wagner Lab at Harvard Medical School


Diploma, Physics, Technical University, Munich, Germany 1972

PhD, Biophysics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland 1977

Privatdozent, Biophysics, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland 1982

Professional Experience

1972 Diploma, Technical University, München

1977-1978 Assistant, ETH Zürich

1978-1979 Research Associate, MIT Cambridge

1979-1982 Assistant, ETH Zürich

1982-1991 Privatdozent, ETH Zürich

1987-1989 Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan,
1989-1990 Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan

1990- Professor, Biological Chem. and Mol. Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

1992- Elkan Rogers Blout Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

1987-1994 Member Advisory Committee National NMR Facility at Madison

1988-1991 Member NSF Study Section, Biophysics Program
1998-now Member NIH study Section BBCB

1990-1993 Editor FEBS Letters

1990-2002 Editorial Board Protein Science

1993-1997 Associate Editor Protein Science

1990-1992,1995 Section Editor Current Opinion in Structural Biology

1993- Editorial Board Journal of Magnetic Resonance

1993- Editorial Board Journal of Biomolecular NMR

1998- Editorial Board Biochemistry

2001- Associate Editor Cell
2002- Editor Quarterly Reviews in Biophysics

1985-1987 Consultant Hoffmann-LaRoche, Basel

1989- 1993 Scientific Associate, Chiron, Emeryville
1989-1990 Consultant Dow Chemicals, Midland

1990-1992 Consultant Genentech, South San Francisco

1992-1998 Consultant Procept, Inc., Cambridge

1992-1999 Consultant Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge

1994-1997 Consultant Pfizer

1997-1998 Consultant Dyax, Cambridge

1998-2003 Scientific Advisory Board Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge

1994-1997 Advisory Board Brookhaven Protein Data Bank

1995-1998 Advisory Board Francis Bitter Magnet Lab, MIT

1995-1998 Executive Committee Experimental NMR Conference

1995-1996 External Advisory Committee for the UCLA-DOE Laboratory of Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine

1999 Advisory Board "Protein Folds Project" RIKEN, Tokyo

1995 Organizer Keystone Symposium: Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology IV

1997 Organizer Keystone Symposium: Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology V

2000 Organizer Keystone Symposium: Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology VI

2002- Member NIH Protein Structure Initiative Advisory Committee

2004 co-organizer Cold-Spring Harbor Symposium on Translational Control

2006 Co-organizer Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Translational Control

2008 Co-organizer Keystone Symposium: Structural Biology

Honors, awards and named lectures

1970-1974 Fellowship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

1977 ETH Award for PhD Thesis

1992 Zürich Protein Lecture, ETH Zürich

1995/96 Wellcome Visiting Professor in Basic Medical Sciences, Kansas State University

1998 The Wellcome Lecture in Structural Biology, Kansas State University

2001 Elected Fellow to American Association for the Advancement of Science

2003 The Cleveland Structural Biology Lecture

2004 Eastern Analytical Symposium Achievement Award in Magnetic Resonance
2005 Elected Member to Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German National Academy)

2008 Elected Fellow to the International Society of Magnetic Resonance
2011 Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society

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