James A. Spudich, Ph.D.
James Spudich serves as the Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University.
Over the last 35 years, Dr. Spudich
and scientists in his
lab have used an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach to elucidate the molecular basis of energy transduction by the myosin family of molecular motors.
Dr. Spudich also serves as a visiting faculty member at the National Center for Biological Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, India.
Dr. Spudich is a co-founder and former director of Cytokinetics and the Stanford University Bio-X program.
He currently serves as the chair of the International Affairs Committee for the American Society for Cell Biology, and has previously served as president of the organization.
has been recognized with numerous honors for his
achievements in the field, including the American Heart Association
Basic Research Prize and the 2012 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.
He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Spudich received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University.
postdoctoral work in genetics and structural biology at Stanford University
and the MRC
Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.