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New faculty joining the department in Fall 2012

The Department is pleased to announce that Drs.  Andreas Matouschek, Ilya Finkelstein, and Michael Rose will be joining the department in Fall 2012.


Dr. Matouschek is currently a professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and an Associate Dean in the Graduate School at Northwestern University.  He received his PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University.   His research focuses on the areas of the mechanism of protein unfolding by cellular macromolecular machines and protein unfolding by ATP-dependent proteases.  He joins the Department as a full professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.


Dr. Finkelstein joins the Department as an Assistant Professor.  He received his PhD in chemistry from Stanford University under the supervision of Michael Fayer.  He went on to hold a postdoctoral fellow appointment at Columbia University working in the lab of Eric Greene.  Dr. Finkelstein’s research focuses on using the transformative “DNA curtains” strategy, a technique he invented and developed, to study a seminal aspect of cancer biology, namely genomic instability and related repair mechanisms.


Dr. Rose received his PhD in bio-inorganic chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz under the supervision of Pradip Mascharak.  He went on to hold National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowships at the California Institute of Technology in the labs of Harry Gray and Nate Lewis.  His research focuses on the synthesis of small molecule catalysts for energy-related transformation and photoelectrode attachment.  He joins the department as an Assistant Professor.


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