Zvi Kelman


Zvi Kelman is the Director of the Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory (BL2) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR). He is also a professor at IBBR and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland College Park. He has also affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a member of the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Faculty, University of Maryland, and the Program in Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He earned his B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Cell Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. After receiving a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University, he was a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratories of Thomas Kelly (Johns Hopkins University) and Jerard Hurwitz (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). Upon completion of his postgraduate training, he became a Life Technologies Professor at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB), University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI). In 2010 he became a Professor at IBBR and the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2011 he moved to NIST to become the director of the BL².

He has organized a number of domestic and international conferences and is the recipient of multiple research awards. He is the Founding Editor of Research and Reports in Biology, a member of the editorial boards of several journals and has edited a number of books.

Research Interests:

His major research interests are the elucidation of the mechanism of DNA replication in archaea and other microorganisms, and the development of new methodologies for labeling biomolecules with stable isotopes.

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