Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
Ebright received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1987 from Harvard University. He worked there from 1984 to 1987.
Ebright received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Harvard University in 1981. Six years later he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from the same university.
Ebright began his career as a fellow at Harvard University in 1984. Three years later he took a position of an assistant professor of the chemistry department at Rutgers University. Then in 1992, Richard became an associate professor at the same university. Since 1995 he has been a professor at Rutgers University. Also since 1987 Ebright has served as a laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. He was an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1997 to 2013.
Ebright has opposed the proliferation of laboratories working on biological weapons agents and has supported the strengthening of biosafety and biosecurity measures to reduce risks of release of biological weapons.
Ebright is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society of Microbiology, American Genetics Society, Protein Society, American Peptide Society, American Academy of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Phi Beta Kappa.
On December 30, 1985 Richard Ebright married Yon Won Ho. They have two children.