Dr. John L. Woolford, Jr.

412.268.3412 or 412.268.3193
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1976-1979 Postdoctoral in Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1976 Ph.D., Biochemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1971 B.A., Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Research and Professional Experience

Acting Department Head of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
1995-present Professor of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
1985-1995 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
1979-1985 Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
1976-1979 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center
Department of Biology, Brandeis University (with Dr. Michael Rosbash), Waltham, MA 02154
1971-1976 Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry,Thesis Advisor: Dr. R.E. Webster
Thesis Title: Interaction of Bacteriophage f1 Major Coat Protein with the Membranes of Escherichia coli.
Duke University, Durham, NC 27706
1967-1971 Undergraduate (Chemistry Major), Undergraduate Research Advisor: Dr. J.L. Margrave
Undergraduate Research: Matrix Isolation Infrared Spectroscopy. Rice University, Houston, TX 75155

Honors and Awards

2008 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2007 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
2003 Richard Moore Education Award
1998 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award
1995 William and Frances Ryan University Teaching Award
1985-1990 NIH Research Career Development Awardee
1976-1979 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
1971 American Chemical Society Student Achievement Award
1967-1971 General Motors Scholar, Rice University

General Research Interests

Ribosome assembly and function in yeast
RNA processing and RNA-protein interactions

Membership in Scientific Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Microbiology
Genetics Society of America
RNA Society
Sigma Xi

Professional Activities

2016-present Associate Editor, RNA
2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 Organizer, International Meeting on Ribosome Synthesis and Nucleolar Function
1986-1994 Member, Organizing Committee for the National Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (YGM) Meeting
1991-1994 Co-chair, YGM Organizing Committee
1990-1994 Member, Virology and Molecular Genetics Study Section for American Cancer Society
Vice-chair 1993
Chair 1994
1991-1995 Editor, J. Bacteriology