Jeremy M. Berg

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Jeremy M. Berg

Jeremy Mark Berg is director of the UPMC Institute for Personalized Medicine.[1] He also holds positions as Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning and Professor of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Previously, Berg served as director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). He was also formerly a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry[2] and author of several books, including the text book Biochemistry. Biochemistry is currently at its seventh edition and is widely used by many universities. He co-authored the book with John L. Tymoczko and Lubert Stryer and Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry with Stephen J. Lippard. He received the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry in 1993. He is widely known for his work on zinc finger proteins including his successful prediction of the three-dimensional structure of TFIIIA-type zinc finger domains prior to the experimental determination of their structures.

In July, 2011, Berg left his position at the NIH to become the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy and Planning at the University of Pittsburgh and to take the role of professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Computational and Systems Biology. Berg was joined at Pitt by his wife, Wendie, who became a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology.[3]

In 2012, Berg was named president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.[4]

Berg has bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., Named Director of New Institute for Personalized Medicine". UPMC press release (Pittsburgh, PA). 2013-01-04. 
  2. ^ S.J.Lippard & J.M.Berg, Principles of Bioinorganic chemistry, cover
  3. ^ Sandler, Katherine (2010-12-06). "NIH official to take Pitt position next year". The Pitt News (Pittsburgh, PA). Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Members of the ASBMB Council". 
  5. ^ biological sketch of Berg from the NIGMS page