Combinatorial Phage Nanobiotechnology
Senior Scientist, Biosciences Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Makowski received his Bachelor’s of Science at Brown University in Physics, and Masters and Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. After doing postdoctoral research at Brandeis University in Structural Biology, he joined faculty of the College of Physician and Surgeons at Columbia University in the Biochemistry Department. He moved to Boston University as Professor of Physics in 1988 and 5 years later accepted a position as Director of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University. In 1998 he joined the National Science Foundation where he was a Program Director first in the Biology Directorate and then in the Division of Materials Science. From summer of 2000 until mid 2007 he was Director of the Bioscience Division at Argonne National Laboratory during which time he led the Division into a world leadership role in structural genomics. He is currently a Senior Scientist in the Biosciences Division.
He is an author of over 100 scientific research papers and numerous review articles on the structure and assembly of macromolecular complexes, bacteriophage structure and assembly, phage display technology and molecular recognition. His current research includes protein structure and function, nanotechnology, phage display and molecular recognition.
Speaking in the special symposium on Phage Nanobiotechnology.