Tuesday, June 16, 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jeffrey T. Bolin
Jeff Bolin is Purdue University’s associate vice president for research. In this position, he is charged with general responsibility for various aspects of research administration, long-range and annual planning, and oversight of inter- and cross-disciplinary efforts in research. His specific responsibilities include oversight and administration of research core facilities, research development services, and Purdue’s centers policy. He is a professor of biological sciences, and had served as Purdue’s associate dean of research for the College of Science since 2005.
Bolin’s research interests include biochemistry, structural biology, and macromolecular crystallography; the structure and function of proteins, especially metalloenzymes; and current research centers on enzymes involved in the catabolism and biodegradation of aromatic and haloaromatic compounds. His research projects have been supported by awards from the National Institutes of Health, the US Departments of Agriculture and Energy, the Exxon Corporation, and the Purdue Research Foundation. He received his doctoral and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego in 1982 and 1976 respectively, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Purdue University.