Titel: Protein Movement Across Membranes
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jerry Eichler (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Format: 22,9 x 15,2 cm
Gewicht: 231 g
Jerry Eichler was born in Montreal, Canada, where he obtained his B.Sc. from McGill University. After spending time traveling in Asia, he moved to Israel. He subsequently obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in the field of neurobiology. Following post-doctoral training in the field of bacterial protein export in the laboratory of Bill Wickner at the Dartmouth Medical School, NH, USA, he returned to Israel to accept a university research position. Today, he is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Life Sciences at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva.
In his research, Dr. Eichler addresses protein translocation across the plasma membrane of Archaea, using a halophilic organism originally isolated from the Dead Sea as a model system. Archaea, the third domain of life, are best known in their capacities as extremophiles, creatures able to survive amongst the most physically challenging conditions on Earth. His work on archaeal protein translocation has been recognized by numerous international scientific bodies, including the Israel Society for Microbiology, which honored him with their Young Scientist Award in 2001.