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Bruce Alberts



  • Higher Ed: Science 


Bruce Alberts returned to his role as a professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco after serving for 12 years as the full-time president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC (1993-2005). In March 2008, he began serving as the editor-in-chief of the journal Science. During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide. He also is one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a preeminent textbook in the field now in its 5th edition. For the period 2000 to 2009, he serves as the co-chair of the InterAcademy Council, a new organization in Amsterdam governed by the presidents of 15 national academies of sciences and established to provide scientific advice to the world. Widely recognized for his work in biochemistry and molecular biology, Alberts has earned many honors and awards, including 16 honorary degrees. He currently serves on the advisory boards of more than 20 non-profit institutions. He is a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a Trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and past-president of the American Society of Cell Biology. 


Cell Biology
Science Education