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biochemist , molecular biology administrator

Randy W. Schekman, American molecular biology administrator, biochemist. Achievements include research on molecular mechanism of secretion and membrane assembly in eucaryotic cells.

Background

Schekman, Randy W. was born on December 30, 1948 in St. Paul.

Education

Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Stanford University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Geneva, 1997.

Career

Fellow University California, San Diego, 1974-1976, from assistant to associate professor Berkeley, 1976-1983, professor, since 1983, head division biochemistry and molecular biology, 1990-1997, co-chair department molecular and cellular biology, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on molecular mechanism of secretion and membrane assembly in eucaryotic cells.

Membership

Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Biochemists & Molecular Biologists, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (elected 2000), National Academy of Sciences (elected 1992). Honorary member Japanese Biochemical Society. Foreign associate European Molecular Biology Organization.

Connections

Married, 1973; 1 child.