Howard C. Berg—Dr. Berg is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Department of Physics at Harvard University and is a member of the Rowland Institute for Science. His primary research interest is the motile behavior of bacteria, including chemotaxis and flagellar rotation in Escherichia coli, flagellar rotation in a motile Streptococcus spp., and swimming of a novel cyano-bacterium. His earlier work includes studies of spin exchange in the hydrogen maser, development of methods for sedimentation field flow fractionation, and studies of the architecture of the human erythrocyte membrane. His honors include a Fulbright Fellowship; membership in the Harvard Society of Fellows, an NSF Science Faculty Professional Development Award; and the Biological Physics Prize of the American Physical Society (with E.M. Purcell). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and of the American Physical Society. He served on the Ford Foundation's Minority Review Panel on Biological Sciences and the NRC's Board on Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Berg received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in chemical physics from Harvard University.



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