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John D. Scott, PhD
Investigator / 1997–Present

Scientific Discipline

Biochemistry, Cell Biology

Host Institution

University of Washington

Current Position

Dr. Scott is also Edwin G. Krebs––Hilma Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Current Research

The Molecular Architecture of Signal Transduction Complexes

John Scott is interested in the specificity of signal transduction events that are controlled by anchoring proteins, which facilitate rapid signal transduction by optimally positioning protein kinases and phosphatases in the vicinity of their activating signals and close to their substrates.

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Structural representations of AQP0 showing the cytoplasmic region that orients AKAP2-anchored PKA towards the serine 235 phosphorylation site...

Biography

Dr. Scott is also Edwin G. Krebs–-Hilma Speights Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in biochemistry from Herriot-Watt University,…

Dr. Scott is also Edwin G. Krebs–-Hilma Speights Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in biochemistry from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen. He did postdoctoral research on protein kinase inhibitors in the laboratory of Edwin Krebs at the University of Washington and then joined the faculty of the University of California, Irvine before moving to the Vollum Institute at the Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland. Dr. Scott is a fellow of the Royal Society, London, and was recently elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Education

  • BSc, biochemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
  • PhD, biochemistry, University of Aberdeen

Awards

  • John Jacob Abel Award in Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Ernst Oppenheimer Award, Endocrine Society
  • William C. Rose Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Medical Research Foundation of Oregon Discovery Award
  • D. Harold Copp Award, University of British Columbia
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Memberships

  • The Royal Society (London)
  • The Royal Society (Edinburgh)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow