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Paul W. Sternberg, PhD
Investigator / 1989–Present

Host Institution

California Institute of Technology

Current Position

Dr. Sternberg is also Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor of cell and neurobiology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Current Research

Systems Biology of Nematodes

Paul Sternberg is interested in how genes and genomes specify development, physiology, and behavior. He uses Caenorhabditis elegans to discover gene functions, define pathways, and elucidate general priniciples, and he studies parasite-relevant processes in other nematodes.
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Biography

Dr. Sternberg is also Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and adjunct professor of cell and neurobiology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He received his…

Dr. Sternberg is also Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and adjunct professor of cell and neurobiology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He received his BA degree from Hampshire College and his PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for work with Robert Horvitz. He did postdoctoral research on yeast molecular genetics with Ira Herskowitz at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sternberg is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead principal investigator of WormBase, the major international public database of information about C. elegans and related nematodes.

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Education

  • BA, Hampshire College
  • PhD, biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Awards

  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation

Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Genetics Society of America
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