Bob Goldstein

Department of Biology
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CB# 3280, 616 Fordham Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280

E-mail: 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

  • ASCB Council (2017-2019)
  • MBL course faculty: Physiology (2014, 2015), Embryology (2016, 2017)
  • ASCB Subgroup Meeting Co-organizer, Emerging Model Organisms (2016, 2017)
  • Caenorhabditis Genetics Center Advisory Board (2016-present)
  • 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)
  • ASCB Annual Meeting Program Committee (2009)
  • Editorial service: Associate Editor for Cellular Genetics, Genetics (2011-present); Board of Reviewing Editors, Molecular Biology of the Cell (2005-2015); Editorial Boards, Development (1999-present), BMC Developmental Biology (2004-present), Developmental Dynamics (2007-2015), PLoS One (2011-present); Faculty of 1000, Morphogenesis and Cell Biology Section Member (2007-present)
  • Grant panels: NIH study section DEV1 (2004, 2011, 2015); NIH study section NCF (2005, 2006); NIH study section 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
  • 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: R01 GM083071 (2008-2020), R01 GM68966 (2003-2009)
  • NSF: 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 Strategic Planning Working Group 2016-2017
  • Biology Dept Microscopy Committee 2003-current
  • Biology Dept Faculty Development Committee 2005-current
  • Biology Dept Library Committee 2005-current
  • Biology Dept Faculty Search Committees 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013
  • BBSP admissions committee 2008-2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2017
  • Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology Written Exam Committee 2005-2007
Teaching
  • Evolution and Development, Biology 514 Honors, each Fall
  • Cellular and Developmental Biology, Biology 205 Honors, each Spring
  • Graduate seminar: Biology 801, Great Experiments, Fall of odd-numbered years
  • Graduate seminar: Biology 649, Fall of even-numbered years

Recent Invited Talks

  • Gordon Conference on Cell Polarity Signaling, scheduled for June 2018
  • Cornell University, scheduled for May 2018
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, scheduled for May 2018
  • MPI CBG Dresden, Germany, scheduled for April 2018
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland, scheduled for April 2018 (hosted by the Molecular Life Sciences grad students)
  • EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, scheduled for April 2018
  • USC, scheduled for March 2018 (hosted by the Molecular Biology graduate students)
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, scheduled for March 2018
  • Haverford College, scheduled for Dec 2017
  • SDB Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, July 2017
  • Harvard Med School, Genetics Department, June 2017 (hosted by the Genetics grad students)
  • UC Berkeley Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology (hosted by the MCB grad students), March 2017
  • Stony Brook University, March 2017
  • UC Santa Cruz, March 2017
  • IRIC/University of Montreal, Nov 2016
  • Cell Polarity and Signaling Gordon Research Seminar, June 2016 (keynote speaker)
  • Stanford University, May 2016
  • University of Washington, May 2016 (hosted by the Biochemistry Department postdocs)
  • University of Oregon, May 2016 (hosted by the Developmental Biology Training Program grad students)
  • MD Anderson, Houston, May 2016
  • Ohio State University, April 2016
  • University of Kentucky, April 2016
  • Whitney Marine Lab, March 2016
  • Washington University, St Louis, March 2016 (hosted by the Developmental Biology postdocs)
  • Carnegie Department of Embryology, Sept 2015
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Sept 2015
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Sept 2015
  • International C. elegans Meeting, UCLA, June 2015 (invited plenary session speaker)
  • Bay Area Worm Meeting, UCSF, May 2015 (keynote)
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, May 2015
  • University of Chicago, May 2015 (hosted by the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology grad students)
  • ABRF meeting, St. Louis, March 2015
  • Physics of Living Matter symposium, Cambridge, England, Sept 2014
  • UPenn School of Medicine Cell & Developmental Biology, Sept 2014
  • Front Range Cytoskeleton Conference, Fort Collins, CO, May 2014 (keynote)
  • Pasteur Institut Dept of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Paris, Jan 2014
  • Workshop on Mechanics and Growth of Tissues: From Development to Cancer, Curie Institut, Paris, Jan 2014
  • SICB annual meeting, Comparative Cell Biology symposium, Austin, Jan 2014

Publications

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