Bob Goldman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He also has been a summer investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, since 1977.
Goldman received his Ph.D. in biology from Princeton University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Hammersmith Hospital in London and at the MRC Institute of Virology in Glasgow where he first became interested in intermediate filaments. Goldman’s lab has continued to study the structure, function and dynamics of IFs and recently made important contributions to the understanding of Hutchison-Gilford progeria and giant axonal neuropathy, devastating childhood diseases caused by defects in IF function.
Goldman is a member of numerous advisory and editorial boards. He has been closely involved in summer education at the MBL and was the first director of the MBL’s Whitman Center for Visiting Research. He is also a past president of the American Society for Cell Biology.