Adelstein, Robert S., M.D. individual record
Senior Investigator
  • Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology

Robert Adelstein graduated from Harvard Medical School with a M.D. in 1959. He did his internship at Bellevue Hospital in New York and Duke Hospital in Durham, NC, his junior medical residency at Bellevue, and his senior residency at Duke. He arrived at the NIH in 1961 as a Research Associate and worked with Wayne Kielley in Chris Anfinsen’s lab (NHLBI). He conducted postdoctoral research with Edmond Fischer in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington from 1966 to 1968 and was on sabbatical in Howard Cedar’s lab in Jerusalem from 1983 to 1984. He has been Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology since 1981. Dr. Adelstein has authored or coauthored more than 200 papers. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry for over 15 years. Dr. Adelstein is a member of the Biophysical Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association for Advancement of Science, and American Society for Cell Biology. He was a member of the Molecular Cytology NIH study section from 1981 to 1985, and until recently, was on the board of the American Heart Association’s Basic Cell Peer Review Committee. He has been an ad hoc member of NIH’s Central Tenure Committee since 2005 and has chaired two NHLBI tenure-track searches.

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