Jorge E Galan PhD, DVM

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Biographical Info


International Activity

  • Advisory Board
    Switzerland (2013)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Zwitzerland.
  • Advisory Board
    Chile (2013)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Millenium Science Initiative, Gobierno de Chile.
  • Advisory Board
    Switzerland (2010)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Global Health Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
  • Advisory Board
    Vienna, Austria (2008)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board
    Montevideo, Uruguay (2007)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (2005)
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Education & Training

D.V.M.
National University of La Plata, Argentina (1980)
Ph.D.
Cornell University (1986)
Postdoctoral fellow
Washington University, Biology (1986 - 1990)

Honors & Recognition

  • Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
    Pew Foundation (1990)
  • Hans-Sigrist Prize
    Hans-Sigrist-Foundation, Berne, Switzerland (2002)
  • Searle-Chicago Community Trust Scholar
    Searle-Chicago Community Trust (1991)
  • Robert Koch Prize
    Robert Koch Foundation (2011)
  • Sinsheimer Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
    Sinsheimer Foundation (1991)
  • Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
    National German Academy Leopoldina (2009)
  • Established Investigator
    American Heart Association (1994)
  • MERIT Award
    National Institutes of Health (2000)
  • Member
    American Academy of Microbiology (2003)
  • Senior Scholar Award in Global Infectious Diseases
    Ellison Medical Foundation (2004)
  • Highly cited researcher in Microbiology
    ISI Thomson Reuter (2009)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA
    National Academy of Sciences, USA (2013)

Professional Service

  • Member, Pew Scholars Program (2008 - present)
  • Member, Cell Host & Microbe (2006 - today)
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (2006 - today)
  • Editor, PLoS Pathogens (2005 - today)
  • Member, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2004 - 2009)
  • Chair, Gordon Conferences (2003)
  • Chair, Searle Scholars Program (2003 - 2005)
  • Editor, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (2002 - 206)
  • Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2002 - today)
  • Organizer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (2001)
  • C0-Chair, Gordon Conferences (2001)
  • Editorial Advisor, Microbiology, Biomed Central (2000 - today)
  • Member, American Society for Cell Biology (2000)
  • Member, Searle Scholars Program (2000 - 2005)
  • Member, Cellular Microbiology (1999 - today)
  • Organizer, Fallen Leaf Conferences (1998)
  • Member, NIH (1998 - 2002)
  • Organizer, American Society for Cell Biology (1997)
  • Member, Journal of Bacteriology (1997 - today)
  • Organizer, American Society for Microbiology (1996)
  • Member, NIH (1996 - 1998)
  • Organizer, American Society for Microbiology (1994)
  • Member, Infection & Immunity (1994 - 2000)
  • member, USDA (1993)

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