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Tom A. Rapoport, PhD
Investigator / 1997–Present

Scientific Discipline

Cell Biology, Structural Biology

Host Institution

Harvard Medical School

Current Position

Dr. Rapoport is also a professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School.

Current Research

Protein Transport in Cells

Tom Rapoport is interested in the mechanism by which proteins are transported across membranes and how organelles form and maintain their characteristic shapes.

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Structure of a complex of the SecA ATPase…

Biography

Dr. Rapoport is also professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD degree from Humboldt University, Berlin (East Germany), and his "Habilitation" from the same institution. Before assuming his current position, he…

Dr. Rapoport is also professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD degree from Humboldt University, Berlin (East Germany), and his "Habilitation" from the same institution. Before assuming his current position, he was professor of cell biology at the Academy of Sciences of East Germany and later at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Education

  • PhD, chemistry and biochemistry, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany

Awards

  • Otto Warburg Medal, German Biochemical Society
  • Sir Hans Krebs Medal, Federation of European Biochemical Societies
  • Van Deenen Medal, Institute of Biomembranes
  • Schleiden Medal, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School
  • Anatrace Membrane Protein Award
  • Johannes Müller Prize, Society for Experimental Medicine
  • Max Delbrück Medal
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Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Leopoldina Academy
  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • External Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for Biophyisical Chemistry (Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Institute, Goettingen, Germany)
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