21 Facts About Bruce Alberts


Bruce Alberts has done important work studying the protein complexes which enable chromosome replication when living cells divide.


Bruce Alberts is known as an original author of the "canonical, influential, and best-selling scientific textbook" Molecular Biology of the Cell, and as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine.


Bruce Alberts is known for his work in forming science public policy, and has served as United States Science Envoy to Pakistan and Indonesia.


The summer's research led to the publication of two successful papers on mismatch errors in the helical structures of DNA and RNA, and Bruce Alberts decided to continue on in biophysics.


Bruce Alberts decided to do something that no one else was doing, and developed a DNA column for the purification of proteins that bound to DNA.


In 1966, Bruce Alberts joined the Department of Biochemical Sciences at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor.


In 1976, Bruce Alberts accepted a position as professor and vice-chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco.


Bruce Alberts was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1978.


From 1981 to 1985 Bruce Alberts held an American Cancer Society Research Professorship, a title granted for life as of 1980.


Bruce Alberts served as the full-time President of the National Academy of Sciences for two terms, moving to Washington, DC from 1993 until 2005.


Bruce Alberts has long been committed to the improvement of science education, dedicating much of his time to educational projects such as City Science, a program seeking to improve science teaching in San Francisco elementary schools.


Bruce Alberts has served on the advisory board of the National Science Resources Center, a joint project of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution working with teachers, scientists, and school systems to improve the teaching of science as well as on the National Academy of Sciences' National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment.


Bruce Alberts has served in different capacities on a number of advisory and editorial boards, including as chair of the Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.


Bruce Alberts served as a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 2000 to 2009, and as a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation from 2005 to 2021.


Bruce Alberts was editor-in-chief of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's flagship publication, Science for five years from 2008 to 2013.


Bruce Alberts is one of the founding editors of the journal Cell Biology Education.


Since 2013, Bruce Alberts has been listed on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Science Education.


From 2000 to 2009, Bruce Alberts was the co-chair of the InterAcademy Council, an advisory institution in Amsterdam governed by the presidents of fifteen science academies from around the world.


Bruce Alberts has had a productive research career in the field of DNA replication and cell division.


Bruce Alberts is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.


Bruce Alberts has received many awards and honours, including the following:.