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CURRICULUM VITAE

John Kirby PhD
Chair, Center Associate Director, Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Basic Science Building
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
- 1992 B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 1998 Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
1998 - 2002 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2002 - 2006 Assistant Professor, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 - 2014 Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa
2014 - 2016 Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2007 - 2016 Faculty, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Iowa
2009 - 2016 Faculty, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, University of Iowa
2013 - 2016 Faculty, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics, University of Iowa
2013 - 2016 Faculty, Fraternal Order Eagles Diabetes Research Center, University of Iowa
2014 - 2016 Faculty, Interdisciplinary Institute for Human Genetics, University of Iowa
2014 - 2016 Faculty, Sloan Center for Exemplary Mentoring, University of Iowa
2014 - 2016 Faculty, Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program, University of Iowa
2014 - 2016 Faculty, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioengineering, University of Iowa
2015 - 2016 Faculty, Department of Urology, University of Iowa
2015 - 2016 Director, Residents Research, Department of Urology, University of Iowa
2015 - 2016 Founding Director, Iowa Microbiology Microbiome Initiative, University of Iowa
2016 - 2017 Faculty, Obesity Research & Education Initiative, University of Iowa

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1991 Tutor of the Year Award, Office of Minority Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1992 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, General Chemistry Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1993 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, General Chemistry Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2004 Dean Griffin Day "Go the Extra Mile Award", Georgia Tech
2006 Division J, Chair, American Society for Microbiology
2008 Faculty of 1000, Microbial Growth & Development
2008 Research highlight, New York Times, Science Times
2009 research highlight, University of Iowa
2009 research highlight, McGraw-Hill, Willey: Prescott's Microbiology, 8th edition
2009 research highlight, Popular Science
2009 research highlight, Muy Interesante, Spain
2009 Faculty Recognition by Class of 09, Daily Iowan
2009 research highlight, Sciences et Avenir, France
2009 research highlight, Welt der Wunder, Germany
2010 Cover for all issues for 2010, FEMS Microbiology Reviews
2010 research highlight, W.W.Norton, Microbiology 2nd edition by Slonczewski and Foster
2012 research highlight, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University
2012 This Week in Microbiology, "A mecca for microbiology", Cold Strping Harbor Laboratory
2013 research highlight, Small Things Considered
2013 research highlight, New York Times, Science Times
2014 Divisional Group IV Representative, Nominee, American Society for Microbiology
2014 research highlight, MicrobeWiki
2014 research highlight, Nature Reviews Microbiology
2014 Spotlight, Applied & Environmental Microbiology
2015 TechNews: "The Bacteria Among Us", BioTechniques
2015 ProPhage Blog: "Study Sheds New Light on the Roles of Viruses in Weight Gain", ProPhage Blog
2015 research highlight, Principles of Microbial Diversity, ASM Press
2015 "Gut microbes: Burning calories while you sleep?", IowaNow
2015 PodCast-BacterioFiles "Myxococccus Menace Motivates Megastructures", Microbe World
2015 "Study Sheds New Light on the Roles of Viruses in Weight Gain", ProPhage Blog
2015 Spotlight, Applied & Enviromental Microbiology
2015 "Psychiatric drug-not antibiotic-messes with gut microbes, spurs obesity", Ars Technica
2015 research highlight, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Fundamentals of Microbiology, 3rd edition
2015 Megastructures: Defense Fortifications of Bacillus subtilis for Protection from Myxococcus xanthus, Small Things Considered
2016 NBC TV Interview, KWQC Quad Cities
2016 Science Mission Feature, The Microbiome and Metabolic Disease

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2006 - 2010 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Advanced Bacterial Genetics (Instructor )
2006 - 2007 American Society for Microbiology: Cell & Structural Biology (Division Chair)
2007 - 2008 American Society for Microibology : Cell & Structural Biology (Division Advisor)
2012 - Present Hennepin Life Sciences (Science Advisor)
2013 - Present PLOS ONE (Academic Editor)
2014 - Present Molecular Microbiology (Editorial Advisory Board)
2015 - Present Frontiers in Microbiology (Editorial Advisory Board)
2016 - Present GRC on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms (Chair)