Curriculum Vitae


Birth Date: September 26, 1950
Place of Birth: Muswell Hill, London, England.
Naturalized U.S. citizen (03/15/90)
Married to Reay G. Paterson


University of Birmingham, England (Biochemistry) 1971 B.Sc. (Honors)
University of Cambridge, England (Virology) 1974 Ph.D.
University of Cambridge, England 1991 Sc.D.


Kenneth F. Burgess Professor, Northwestern University, June 2016-present
Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, 2011-2017
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jan. 1991-present
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Northwestern University Medical School, January 1991-present
John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Northwestern University, Sept. 1990-June 2016
Professor, Northwestern University, Sept. 1986-Aug. 1990
Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Jan. 1983-Aug. 1986
Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University, July 1982-Dec. 1982
Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University, Oct. 1977-June 1982
Research Associate, The Rockefeller University, Oct. 1974-Sept. 1977


Fulbright-Hays Scholar, 1974-1977
Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award, 1979-1983
Phoebe Weinstein Award for Creativity in Negative Strand Virus Research, 1980
Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, 1982-1987
National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, 1987
Wallace P. Rowe Award for Excellence in Virologic Research, awarded by National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 1990
Bristol-Myers Squibb Infectious Diseases Unrestricted Research Grant, 1996-2001
National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, 1997
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 1997
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999
President, American Society for Virology, July 2001-July 2002
Highly Cited Researcher, ISI, 2002 & every year to present. H index = 101
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2003
Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2007
University of Birmingham, England, D.Sc. honoris causa, 2010


Editorial Appointments:

Editorial Board, Cell, 2006-2015
Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2005-2015
Editor-in-Chief, Virology, 1994-2012
Associate Editor, “Fields Virology,” 4th, 5th and 6th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
            2000/1, 2005/7, 2013
Editor, Journal of Virology, 1987-1993
Associate Editor, Virology, 1980-1993
Editorial Board, Journal of Virology, 1983-1987, 2005-present
Advisory Board, Seminars in Virology, 1989-1999

Other Professional Activities:

Adjunct Faculty, The Rockefeller University, 1983-1987
Ad Hoc Member, Virology Study Section, NIH Directors Review Group, 1983, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2005
Member, Study Group on Orthomyxoviridae, International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses, 1988-present
Program Committee, VIIIth, IXth, Xth and XIth International Congresses of Virology, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002
Chairperson, "Animal Cells and Viruses," Gordon Research Conference, 1993
Director's Review Group, CDC, DVRD, Influenza Virus Program, 1995
Selection Committee, Bristol-Myers Squibb Award in Infectious Diseases, 1996-2000
Director's Review Group, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN, Oct. 1996
Board of Scientific Counselors, NIAID, NIH, Dec. 1996, Dec. 1997
Member and Chair, Study Group on Paramyxoviridae, International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses, 1997-present
Organizer, "Workshop: Structure and Replication of Negative Strand RNA Viruses," June 1998
Chair, Selection Committee, Bristol Myers Squibb Award in Infectious Diseases, 1998-2000
Program Committee; International Conference, "Options for the Control of Influenza," 2000
Biology Panel, Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, National Research Council, Jan. 2002-May 2002
Chair, CDC Influenza Virus Branch, External Review Committee, June 2002
Committee Member, Safety Considerations in Recombinant DNA Research with Pathogenic Viruses, RAC, OBA, NIH, 2004
Member, Ad Hoc Committee for Influenza Summary Statement, Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, NIH, 2004
Organizer, "Workshop: Structure and Replication of Negtive Strand RNA Viruses," June 2004
Member, International Review of the Center for Biotechnology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, Oct. 2004
Rapporteur, Institute of Medicine Workshop on Pandemic Influenza, March 2005
Member, Executive Committee, International Union of Microbiological Societies, 2005-2011.
Speaker & Rapporteur, “Blue Ribbon Panel on Influenza”, NIAID, NIH, Potomoc, MD, Oct. 2006
Rapporteur, “Development and Use of Antivirals for Pandemic Influenza”, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 2006
Organizer, “Workshop: Structure and Replication of Negative Strand RNA Viruses,” Sept. 2007
President, Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies, 2008-2011
Charter Member, NIH VIRA Study Section, 2008-2012


The American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Virology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Society for General Microbiology

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