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Biographical Sketch, Joe Falke

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Molecular Biophysics Program
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0596
Tel: 303-492-3503

Joe Falke

Earlham College   Richmond, IN   BA   Chemistry   1978
California Institute of Technology   Pasadena, CA   PhD   Chemistry   1984
University of California, Berkeley   Berkeley, CA   PostD   Biochemistry   1984-1987

Professional Experience:
Harvard University, Department of Biological Chemistry:
  1977   Research Assistant (Professor David Bing)

California Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry:
  1979 - 1984   Doctoral Thesis Research (Professor Sunney Chan)
  1982 - 1984   Staff Spectroscopist, Caltech Chemical NMR Facility

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Biochemistry:
  1985 - 1987   NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (Professor Daniel Koshland, Jr.)
  1986 - 1987   Manager and Spectroscopist,UCB Biochemical Fluorescence Facility

University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry:
  1987 - 1994   Assistant Professor
  1994 -   Associate Professor
 1999- Full Professor
  1999 -   Director, Interdepartmental Molecular Biophysics Program

Selected Honors, Awards, Seminars and Service:
 1974 - 1978 National Merit Scholar
 1978 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
 1979 - 1982 National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
 1984 McKoy Award for Outstanding Caltech Ph.D. Thesis in Chemistry
 1985 - 1987 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow
 1996 -  Member, Board of Directors, BLAST, Inc.
 1997 - 2003 Editorial Advisory Board, Protein Science
 1997 -  Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of General Physiology
 1997 -  Ad Hoc Member, BBCB and Physical Biochemistry NIH Study Sections
 1997 Chair, International Conference on Prokaryotic Signal Transduction, Cuernavaca
 1998 - 2001 Member, Advisory Council of the Biophysical Society
 1999 Chair, Calcium Signaling Symposium, Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
 1999 Session Chair, International Symposium on Calcium Binding, Kisarazu
 1999 Session Chair, International Conference on Phospholipase A2, Berlin
 2000 - 2002 Executive Board of the Biophysical Society
 2001 Chair, Receptor Symposium, Keystone Conference on Membrane Proteins
 2001 Conference Chair, 2001 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Boston
 2002 Chair, Receptor Symposium, FASEB Meeting on Membrane Biophysics, Vermont
 2003 Conference Chair, Keystone Meeting on Membrane Proteins, Taos
 2003 George A. Feigen Memorial Lecturer, Stanford University
 2003 - 2007 Member, NIH Study Sections: Biophysical Chemistry; Biochemistry & Biophysics of Membranes
 2006 Conference Co-Chair, Annual Meeting of Soc. of Gen. Physiologists - Chemotaxis, Invasion and Phagocytosis: from Bacteria to Humans
 2006 - 2007 President-Elect, Biophysical Society
 2007 - 2008 President, Biophysical Society
 2008 - 2009 Past President Biophysical Society
 2009 Seminar at Babraham Institute, Cambridge Univ., UK
 2009 Seminar at Department of Biochemistry, Oxford Univ., UK
 2010 Speaker, Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Ventura
 2010 Symposium Chair, Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, San Francisco
 2010 Seminar at Cell Biophysics Laboratory, Cancer Research UK
  2011   Seminar at Dept of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
  2011   Speaker, Snowmass Meeting on Membrane Biophysics, Aspen
  2011   Speaker, Conf on Methods & Applications of Fluorescence, Strasbourg FR
  2012   Speaker, Gordon Conf on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Ventura
  2012   Seminar at Dept of Physiology & Biophysics, Univ Washington Seattle
  2012   Seminar at Dept of Biochem & Biophys, Univ North Carolina Chapel Hill
  2012   Seminar at Dept of Chemistry, Univ Bristol UK
  2013  Speaker, Aspen Conference on Single Molecule Biology
  2013   Speaker, Snowmass Meeting on Membrane Biophysics, Aspen
  2013   Seminar at Dept of Chemistry, WPI, Worcester Massachusetts
  2013   Seminar at Dept of Chemistry, Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  2013   Speaker, ReceptorFest Conference, Univ California Santa Barbara
  2013-   Member, NIH T32 Study Section TWD-B
  2014   Speaker, ReceptorFest Conference, Univ Utah
  2014   Seminar at Dept of Chemistry & MCB, Univ California Berkeley
  2014   Seminar at Dept of Biology, Univ Camerino Italy
  2015   Fellow of the Biophysical Society (To Be Inducted at Annual Meeting)
 Since 1987  Over 150 Invited Seminars and Conference Presentations including California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Univ. Chicago, Univ. Pennsylvania, Univ. Illinois, Georgia Inst. Technology, Univ. Texas, Univ. Utah, National Institutes of Health, Univ. Stockholm, Carlesburg Laboratory Copenhagen, Univ. Milan, Univ. Florence, Univ. Perugia, Univ. Padova, Univ. Siena, Academia Sinica Taiwan, Univ. Nagoya, Univ. Osaka, Biophysical Society, Gordon Conferences, Protein Society, American Chemical Society, American Society of Microbiologists

Professional Organizations:
 Biophysical Society
 American Chemical Society
 Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
 Protein Society