Jerome Rattner received his M.S. degree in cell biology from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital in 1970, and his Ph.D. degree in the same filed from Washington University, St Louis, in 1973. His Ph.D. work included studies of centrosome structure, replication and function in mammalian cells, and aspects of mammalian spermiogenesis. He performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, where he carried out early studies of nuclesome organization within the 30 nm chromatin fiber. Following this, he joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 1981 as an Alberta Heritage Scholar. Currently, he is a Full Professor with a joint appointment at the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Calgary. He is also a Member of the Tom Baker Cancer Center and the Bone and Joint Institute within the University of Calgary, and has served as the Head and Cochair of the Growth and Development and Joint Injury and Arthritis Research Groups, respectively. While his early work at the University of Calgary focused on the fundamental aspects of mammalian chromosome higher-order structure, the structure, function, and composition of the mammalian kinetochore and centrosome have been the major focus of his laboratory work over the past 20 years. He has previously been a Member of the Editorial Boards of Chromosoma and Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2008