Susan A. Gerbi is the George Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry at Brown University. She obtained her Ph.D. with Dr. Joseph Gall at Yale University where she was part of his team that developed the method of in situ hybridization for localization of genes on chromosomes. After a two year postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, Germany, she joined the faculty at Brown University. She has two major research projects (DNA replication; ribosomes). Dr. Gerbi has received several honors for her research, including the State of Rhode Island Governor's award for Scientific Excellence, election as President of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), and election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Barnard College (New York, NY)
Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie (Tübingen)

1965 B.A. (Zoology), with honors
1968 M. Phil. (Biology)
1970 Ph.D. (Biology)
1970-1972 (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Brown University, Division of Biology and Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island:


Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Professor of Biology
Robert P. Brown Professor of Biology
Vice-Chair, Section of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Founding Chair, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
George Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry


Fellow of AAAS (2008- )
Recipient of Rhode Island Governor’s Award for Scientific Achievement (1993)
Honoree for National Women’s history month (2012)

American Society for Cell Biology: President (1993); Chair of Women in Cell Biology (1991); Council (1988-1990); Program Chair (1986)

Editorial Board: Chromosoma (1990-2011); Faculty of 1000 (F1000)(2012-present)

Graduate Education: Chair of AAMC Graduate Research Education Training Group (1999); Chair of FASEB Consensus Conference on Graduate Education (1996); NIH Panel (10/03); Natl. Acad. Sciences Panels: (a) Biomedical National Needs (1/78-12/80, 11/86, 5/93, 2/98), (b) Bridges to Independence (2/04-05)

Study Sections: NSF-Genetics (3/16); NICHHD intramural review (9/04); NHGRI – genomics (6/04); NIDDK tenure review (03); NIH-Genetics Training Grants (7/80-6/84); NIH-Cell & Mol. Biology Training Grants (2/79; 11/81); ACS-Cell & Devel. Biology (6/79); NSF-Genetics (4/79-6/80); NIH-Cell Biology (3/78)

Distinguished Lectureships: Distinguished Lecturer, Trinity University, TX (1996); Howard Hughes Lecturer, Lehigh Univ., (1995); Joseph L. Melnick Distinguished Lecturer, Baylor College of Medicine, (1993); Carling Lecturer, Purdue Univ., (1993); Sigma Xi National Lecturer (1981-1983)

Fellowships: NIH Senior Postdoctoral Fellow (Duke University) (9/1981-6/1982); NIH Research Career Development Award (7/1975-6/1980); Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow (6/1971-5/1972); NATO Postdoctoral Fellow (6/1970-5/1971); NIH Predoctoral Trainee (9/1965-5/1970)


Susan Gerbi CV
2013 Honoree: National Woman's History Project
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