Bob Goldstein

Department of Biology
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CB# 3280, 616 Fordham Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
email bobg at unc.edu
phone 919 843-8575

Professional Experience

  • James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
  • Member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology, and Biology Department faculty (1999-present)
  • Miller Institute Research Fellow with David Weisblat, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (1996-1999)
  • Postdoctoral fellow with John White (1992-1993) and independent (1993-1996), MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
  • PhD student with Gary Freeman, University of Texas, Austin (1988-1992)


Professional Service

  • Pew Scholars National Advisory Committee (2022-present)
  • Mentoring to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the field: C. elegans Community Mentor Match Program (2021-present), ASCB MOSAIC Program (2021-present)
  • Caenorhabditis Genetics Center Advisory Board (2016-present)
  • MBL Woods Hole summer course faculty: Physiology (2014-2015) and Embryology (2016-present)
  • ASCB Webinar presentation/recording: Building Simple Microscopes for Schools: Leveraging Hands-on Activities for Effective Science Engagement (2021)
  • ASCB Nominating Committee Chair (2019-2020)
  • ASCB Council (2017-2019)
  • Invited presenter to US Congressional staffers and interns, Celebrate Life Science Fair hosted by the Coalition for the Life Sciences and FASEB (June 2019)
  • ASCB Annual Meeting Program Committee (2009, 2018)
  • ASCB Subgroup Meeting Co-organizer, Emerging Model Organisms (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • ASCB minisymposium co-chair, Multicellular Interactions, Tissues, and Development (2016)
  • ASCB Subgroup Meeting Co-organizer, Cell Biology of Morphogenesis (2014)
  • Co-organizer, Santa Cruz Developmental Biology conference (2012)
  • External Reviewer, Duke Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Training Program (2011)
  • Editorial service: Associate Editor for Cellular Genetics, Genetics (2011-present); Editorial Boards of Developmental Cell (2019-present), Development (1999-present), PLoS One (2011-present); BMC Developmental Biology (2004-2021), Developmental Dynamics (2007-2015), Board of Reviewing Editors, Molecular Biology of the Cell (2005-2015); Faculty Opinions / Faculty of 1000, Morphogenesis and Cell Biology Section Member (2007-present)
  • Grant panels: NIH study sections ZRG1 CB-J 02 (2018), DEV1 (2004, 2011, 2015); NCF (2005, 2006); CHHD-C (2006); NSF Developmental Mechanisms Panel (4x)


Education

  • PhD 1992, University of Texas, Austin
  • BS 1988, Union College, Schenectady, New York

Awards and Honors
  • Chapman Family Teaching Award, UNC Chapel Hill (2018)
  • Guggenheim Fellow (2007)
  • Clare Hall Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University (2007), Elected as Life Member (2008)
  • Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill (2005)
  • Pew Scholar (2000-2004)
  • March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Scholar (2000-2002)
  • Miller Institute Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (1996-1998)
  • Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (1996)
  • Human Frontiers Science Program Postdoctoral Fellow (1994-1996)
  • Development Travelling Fellow (1995)
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow (1992-1994)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Texas (1993)

Research Support
  • NIH: R35 GM134838 (2020-2024), R01 GM083071 (2008-2020), R01 GM68966 (2003-2009)
  • NSF: IOS 2028860 (2020-2025), IOS 1557432 (2016-2020), IOS 1257320 (2013-2016), IOS 0917726 (2009-2013), IOS 0235658 (2003-2008), MCB 0235654 (2003-2006)
  • Lineberger Cancer Center UCRF Innovation Award (2008-2009)
  • Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences (2000-2004)
  • March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award (2000-2002)

University Service
  • Faculty Mentor for UNC's Carolina Covenant program for low-income student scholars 2006-current
  • Biology Dept Seminar Committee 1999-current, co-chair 2003-current
  • Biology Dept Microscopy Committee 2003-current
  • Biology Dept Faculty Development Committee 2005-current
  • Biology Dept Library Committee 2005-current
  • Faculty Advisor, UNC Undergraduate Research Society, 2018-current
  • Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology Written Exam Committee 2005, 2006, 2007, 2021, 2022
  • Selection committee for UNC Searle & Rita Allen award candidates, 2020
  • Search committee for Carolina Covenant director, 2019
  • Biology Dept Strategic Planning Working Group 2016-2017
  • Biology Dept Faculty Search Committees 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013
  • BBSP admissions committee 2008-2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2017, 2020-2022

Teaching


Mentor Training and Other Related Training

  • Coach Approach Training workshop, 2022
  • Culturally Aware Mentoring workshop, 2021
  • Preventing Harassment and Discrimination: Supervisors with Title IX/Clery module (online training), 2021
  • Safe Zone: Standard Safe Zone Training workshop, 2020
  • Faculty Mentoring workshop, 2017

Recent Invited Talks

  • UPenn, scheduled for March 2023
  • Cell Bio 2022 ASCB/EMBO Meeting, Symposium speaker, scheduled for Dec 2022
  • University of Georgia Developmental Biology Symposium, scheduled for Nov 2022 (Keynote speaker)
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine, scheduled for Oct 2022 (hosted by the Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology Programs' grad students and postdocs)
  • Gordon Conference, Signaling by Adhesion Receptors, July 2022 (Keynote speaker)
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, May 2022
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, April 2022 (hosted by the FHCRC postdocs)
  • High Point University, April 2022
  • Visiting Artist series talk, Duke University Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, April 2022
  • University of Kansas Center for Genomics, March 2022
  • Bangalore Developmental Biology Club (by Zoom), Oct 2021
  • To be rescheduled post-pandemic:
    • iBiology Seminar, scheduled for Nov 2020
    • Northwestern University, scheduled for April 2020 (hosted by the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences grad students)
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, scheduled for April 2020 (hosted by the CDB grad students)
  • Yale Cell Biology, March 2020
  • 2019 Duke STEAM Forum, Sept 2019 (Keynote address)
  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Annual Conference, Model Systems in Cancer Research, Montreal, June 2019
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, March 2019 (hosted by the Cell Biology, Stem Cells & Development grad students)
  • Georgetown University, March 2019 (hosted by the Biology grad students)
  • George Washington University, March 2019
  • Indiana University, Oct 2018
  • Brown University, Oct 2018
  • University of Texas, Austin, Aug 2018
  • Gordon Conference, Cell Polarity Signaling, June 2018
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, May 2018
  • Sloan Kettering, New York, May 2018
  • MPI CBG Dresden, Germany, April 2018
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland, April 2018 (hosted by the Molecular Life Sciences grad students)
  • EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2018
  • USC, March 2018 (hosted by the Molecular Biology graduate students)
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, March 2018
  • Oakland University, Jan 2018
  • Haverford College, Dec 2017
  • SDB Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, July 2017
  • Harvard Med School, Genetics Department, June 2017 (hosted by the Genetics grad students)
  • Stony Brook University, March 2017
  • UC Santa Cruz, March 2017
  • UC Berkeley Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology (hosted by the MCB grad students), March 2017

Publications

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