CURRICULUM VITAE
Thomas Dean Pollard

Personal
Born July 7, 1942 in Pasadena, CA
Married to Patricia Snowden February 7, 1964
Children: Katherine Snowden Pollard, born 1972, Daniel Avery Pollard, born 1975

Education
1964          B.A., cum laude. Pomona College
1968          M.D., cum laude. Harvard Medical School

Academic Career
1968-69     Medical internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1969-72     Staff Associate, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Section on Biochemistry and Ultrastructure,   National Heart and Lung Institute, Bethesda, MD
1972-75     Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Harvard Medical School
1975-78     Associate Professor of Anatomy, Harvard Medical School
1977-96     Bayard Halsted Professor and Director, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1984          Visiting Scientist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.
1996-00     President, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
1996-01     Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
1997-01     Adjunct Professor of Biology, of Bioengineering and of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
2001-05     Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology and of Cell Biology, Yale University
2003-05     Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
2004-10     Chair, Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
2006-         Sterling Professor of Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology and of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University
2010-         Dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Honors
1968          Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Harvard Medical School
1974-78     USPHS Research Career Development Award
1981          Member, Baltimore Road Runners team that set the world record in the 100-man 100-mile relay (stood until 1997)
1984          Guggenheim Fellowship
1984          Winston Churchill Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K.
1988-98     MERIT Award, National Institute of General Medical Science
1990          Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1992          Fellow, National Academy of Sciences of the United States
1993          Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1996          Rosenstiel Award, Brandeis University (jointly with James Spudich)
1997          Public Service Award, Biophysical Society
1997          Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
1999          Fellow, Biophysical Society
1999          Member, Institute of Medicine
2004          E.B. Wilson Medal, American Society for Cell Biology
2005          Doctor of Science (hon), Pomona College
2006          Gairdner International Award in Biomedical Sciences
2008          Doctor of Science (hon), University of Miami
2010          Public Service Award, American Society for Cell Biology
2010          Associate Member, European Molecular Biology Organization
2013          Honorary Doctor of Science, Ohio State University

Named Lectures
1985          Harden Lecture, Biochemical Society (U.K.)
1989          Keith R. Porter Lecture, American Society for Cell Biology
1998          Bashour Lecture, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
1999          Selkurt Lecture, University of Indiana Medical School
2000          Ricketts Lecture, University of Chicago
2000          Jon Singer Lecture, San Diego Cell Biology Association
2001          Lynch Lectures, University of Notre Dame
2001          Naidorf Lecture, Columbia University
2002          Pepe Lecture, University of Pennsylvania
2005          Alma Howard Lecture, McGill University
2006          Stower Lectures, University of California Davis
2006          Erlanger-Gasser Lecture, Washington University, St. Louis
2006          Director's Lecture, National Institutes of Health
2007          Pomerat Lecture, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
2009          Calbiochem Lectures, University of California San Diego
2010          Harold Beams Lecture, University of Iowa
2011          Hewson Swift Lecture, University of Chicago
2011          Camillo Benzo Lectureship, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse

Professional Activities
1973-76     Instructor, Physiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
1974          Instructor, Workshop on Cell Motility, Friday Harbor Lab, University of Washington
1975          Co-organizer, Meeting on Cell Motility, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1975-80     Member, NIGMS Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Review Committee
1976-77     Member, Executive Committee, American Society for Cell Biology
1976-79     Member, Council, American Society for Cell Biology
1977-80     Member, Council, Biophysical Society
1982          Chairman, Local Arrangements, Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology
1984-85     Program Chairman, 1985 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology
1984-86     Member, Council, the Association of Anatomy Chairmen
1984-97     Member, Selection Committee for Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust Scholars
1984-88     Member, Molecular Cytology Study Section, NIH; Chair, 1986-88
1985-86     Panel on Cell Biology, National Research Council
1986-88     Committee on Research Opportunities in Biology, National Research Council
1987-88     President, American Society for Cell Biology
1987-93     Overseers' Committee for the Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard University
1987-90     Council, Biophysical Society
1989-93     Director, Physiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
1990-93     Member, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
1990-         Member, Public Policy Committee, American Society for Cell Biology
1990-         Member, Coalition for Life Sciences (formerly Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy)
1990-97     Trustee, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
1991-97     Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scientific Review Board
1991-95     Member, Coordinating Council for Education, National Research Council
1991-96     External Advisor NSF Science and Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
1992-93     President, Biophysical Society
1993-98     Chairman, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
1994-98     Council, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
1995          Co-organizer, Keystone Meeting on Molecular Motors, Taos, NM
1995-         National Coordinator, Congressional Liaison Committee
1995-97     Member, Class Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences
1995-99     Chair, Public Policy Committee, Biophysical Society
1996-         Chair’s Advisory Committee, Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy
1996-99     Member, Electorate Nominating Committee, Section on Medical Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1997-98     Member, Council Scientific Planning Subcommittee, NHGRI, NIH
1997-01     Member, Board of Advisors, San Diego Science and Technology Council
1997-01     Member, Selection Committee Hollaender Award, National Academy of Sciences
1998-02     Member, Interdisciplinary Grants Committee, Packard Foundation
1998-01     Member, Medical Advisory Board, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1998-         Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Cytokinetics, Inc., South San Francisco, CA
1999-01     Member, Board of Directors, California Healthcare Institute
2001-02     Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Marine Biological Laboratory
2000-03     Chair, Class II- 2 Nominating Committee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2002          Organizer, Keystone Meeting on Neural Pathfinding, Taos, NM
2002-08     Member, Public Policy Committee, Biophysical Society
2002-04     Member, Committee on Nominations, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2002-05     Chair, Class II, Biological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences
2002-03     Member, Membership Committee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2003-06     Member, Science, Technology and Law Panel, National Academy of Sciences
2003          Overseers’ Committee, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard
2003-         Member, Advisory Committee National Resource for Cell Analysis and Modeling, University of Connecticut Health Center
2004-07     Chair, Annual Fund, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
2005          Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director, American Society for Cell Biology
2006-14     Member, Board of Scientific Advisers, The Jane Coffin Child Memorial Fund for Medical Research
2006-10     Member, Board of Directors, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2006-         College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program
2006-07     Member, Women in Cell Biology Committee, American Society for Cell Biology
2007-10     Chair, Public Policy Committee, American Society for Cell Biology
2008-         Member, Advisory Board for Q-Bio Conference
2008-09     Member, National Steering Committee: Vision and Change Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education for the 21st Century, AAAS/NSF
2009-11     Member, Advisory Board, Image Library of the American Society for Cell Biology
2011          Member, Committee on Nominations, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2012          Member, Selection Committee for the E.B. Wilson Medal, American Society for Cell Biology
2012          Member, Selection Committee for the Richard Lounsbery Award, National Academy of Sciences

Editorial Boards
1976-81     Editorial Board, Cell Biology-International Reports
1977-82     Editorial Board, Journal of Cell Biology
1978-82     Editorial Board, Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology
1980-94     Editorial Board, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton
1980-88     Editorial Board, Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
1981-93     Editorial Board, Microscopy Research and Technique
1982-91     Associate Editor, Journal of Cell Biology
1982-93     Associate Editor, Annual Review of Biophysics
1988-         Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Cell Biology
1991-         Editorial Board, Current Biology
1991-05     Associate Editor, Molecular Biology of the Cell
1994-97     Editorial Board, Protein Profile
1995-         Editorial Board, Trends in Biochemical Sciences
1996-98     Editorial Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2001-         Editorial Board, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton; now Cytoskeleton
2001-05     Highlights Advisor, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
2005-         Senior Editor, Molecular Biology of the Cell
2008-         Editorial Board, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
2008-         Editorial Board, Cell Health and Cytoskeleton
2009-         Editorial Board, Cytoskeleton

Johns Hopkins Medical School
1977-96     Member, Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty
1977-96     Member, First Year Medical Student Promotion Committee
1981-85     Member, Professorial Promotions Committee
1984-87     Member, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Centennial Steering Committee
1991-93     Member, Strategic Planning Steering Committee
1992-96     Coordinator, First Year Medical School Curriculum
1993-96     Founding Director, Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Yale University
2001-         Member, Center for Structural Biology
2001-02     Chair, MCDB Faculty Search Committee
2002-03     Member, Scholar Awards Committee
2002          Member, Committee on Tenure and Appointments in the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering
2002-04     Member, Biological Sciences Division Advisory Committee
2002-04     Member, University Budget Committee
2002-04     Member, Capital Projects Subcommittee of the University Budget Committee 2002-
2002-04     Chair, MCDB Building Committee
2002-10     Member, MCDB Executive Committee
2002-06     Co-director, Graduate Track in Molecular Cell Biology Genetics and Development
2002-06     Member, Executive Committee, Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
2002-03     Member, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Faculty Search Committee
2002-03     Member, Inquiry Committee regarding a misconduct accusation
2004-         Member, Steering Committee for MCDB Building
2004-10     Chair, Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
2004-10     Member, Faculty Council, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
2004-10     Member, Science and Engineering Chairs Committee
2004-10     Member, Basic Science Chairs Committee
2004-05     Member, Basic Science Subcommittee of the Yale School of Medicine Strategic Planning Committee
2005          Member, Dean's Search Committee, Morse College
2005-         Co-organizer, Yale Science Forum
2007-08     Organizer, Science and Engineering Chairs Committee
2009-10     Member, Search Committee for Director of the Yale Cancer Biology Institute
2009-10     Member, University Budget Committee
2010          Chair, Search Committee for Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
2010-         Chair, Committee on Access of Scholarly Publications
2010-         Member, Faculty of Arts and Science Steering Committee
2010-         Member, Arts Area Advisory Committee
2011-         Member, Policy and Strategy Board, Yale Climate and Energy Institute
2012-         Member, Academic Review Committee

Teaching Awards
1979          W. Barry Wood Award for Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1982          Certificate of Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1986          Certificate of Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1988          W. Barry Wood Award for Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1989          W. Barry Wood Award for Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1993          Certificate of Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1994          Certificate of Excellence in Teaching - Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society
1994          Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Teaching Award

Memberships
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
Biophysical Society
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

Patent
1990                United States Patent 4,915,917   Glow discharge unit

 

Last Updated: August 28, 2012