John Tyson

University Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
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5088 Derring Hall (MC 0406)
926 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
USA

Major Fields of Interest

Systems Biology, Computational Cell Biology, Cell Cycle Regulation, Signal Transduction Networks

Current Research

Cell cycle regulation in budding yeast; estrogen responsiveness in breast cancer cells; innate immune responses; stochastic modeling of protein regulatory networks; cell division control in alpha-proteobacteria

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University (November, 2018)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University (January - June, 2017)
  • Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge UK (May - June, 2016)
  • Visiting Researcher, Merton College, Oxford University (2007 - 2016, ~4 weeks per year).
  • Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge UK (Sep, 2005)
  • Faculty Fellow, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, 9/04 - present.
  • Visiting Senior Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study ("Collegium Budapest"), Hungary (2003).
  • University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (4/96 - present).
  • Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah (9/85-12/85 and 1/96-3/96)
  • Professor of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (9/85-4/96).
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, England (4/84-7/84 and 1/86-3/86).
  • Associate Professor of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (9/82-5/85).
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1/78-5/82).
  • Innsbruck, Austria (3/76-11/77). Advisor: W. Sachsenmaier. (Experimental studies of the control of nuclear division in Physarum polycephalum.)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Biochemistry and Experimental Cancer Research, University of Innsbruck, Austria (3/76 - 11/77). Advisor: W. Sachsenmaier (Experimental studies of the control of nuclear division in Physarum polycephalum.)
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo (9/74-12/75, resigned in favor of NIH fellowship).
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, G┼íttingen, West Germany (6/73-8/74). Advisor: M. Eigen. (Theory of the evolution of biological macromolecules)
  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Thesis: Studies in Chemical Kinetics and Reactive Scattering. Thesis Advisor: Dr. John C. Light (1973)
  • B.S. (with highest honor), Chemistry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (1969)
  • Fellow, Society for Mathematical Biology (2017)
  • Winfree Prize, Society for Mathematical Biology (2011)
  • Winfree Memorial Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona (2010).
  • Associate Member, Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium (2009).
  • Ziwet Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan (2009).
  • Aisenstadt Chair, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Univ. Montreal (2007).
  • Virginia Outstanding Scientist (one of three awards for 2004).
  • Doctor honoris causa, Technical University of Budapest (2000).
  • Alumni Award for Research Excellence, VPI&SU (1992).
  • The Bellman Prize, ┬áMathematical Biosciences (1989).
  • Public Health Service National Research Service Award (4/76-11/77).
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization Postgraduate Research Fellowship (7/73-6/74).
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (9/69-8/72).
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association Graduate Scholarship (1969).
  • Chemistry & Engineering News Merit Award Program (Honorable Mention, 1969).