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Gerhard Wagner

Biographical Sketch of Gerhard Wagner

Date of birth, September 15, 1945, Haid, Czech Republic.
Citizen of the German Federal Republic
Married, one daughter and one son


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 Assistent, ETH Zürich
1978-1979 Research Associate, MIT Cambridge
1979-1982 Assistent, 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
2011 Agilent Thought Leader Award


American Chemical Society
American Society for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Protein Society
American Biophysical Society

Contact Information

Harvard Medical School
240 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: (617) 432-4366
Fax: (617) 432-4383

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Phone: (617) 253-5478
Email: jhaggert@mit.edu