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biology professor

Joel Leonard Sussman, American biology professor. Named Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000; recipient Science Conference Outstanding Research award, Israel Academy of Sciences, 1979, United States Army, 1991, Samuel and Paula Elkeles prize, Jewish National Fund, 2005. Member of European Molecular Biology Organization.


Sussman, Joel Leonard was born on September 24, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Arrived in Israel, 1976. Son of Harry and Ida A. Sussman.


Bachelor in Math & Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.


Post doctoral fellow Medical School Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1972—1976. From senior scientist to professor Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1976—1992, professor, since 1992, director Israel Structural Proteomics Center, 2002. Head protein data bank Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, 1994—1999.


Member of European Molecular Biology Organization.


Married Haya K. Kandel, June 21, 1973. Children: Ehud Z., Daphna Z., Shai H.

Harry Sussman

Ida A. Sussman

Haya K. Kandel

Ehud Z. Sussman

Daphna Z. Sussman

Shai H. Sussman