Prof. Tom Rapoport

Wie schneidet der Forschungsstandort Deutschland im Vergleich zu den USA ab?

Tom Rapoport

Tom Rapoport

Tom Rapoport, Professor für Zellbiologie an der Harvard Medical School, diskutiert mit anderen Experten über die Rahmenbedingungen für Forscher in Deutschland und den USA.

Career:

  • 1972 Ph.D. at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1972 – 1995 Investigator, Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, which later became the Max-Delbrück-Institute for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
  • Since 1995 Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1997 Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Since 2003 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

 Area of work:

  • Studying molecular mechanisms by which proteins are transported across or are inserted into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane
  • Dissected both cotranslational protein translocation in mammals and posttranslational translocation in yeast using a combination of biochemical approaches