Dr. Steven Block, Stanford University
Dr. Block will give a talk on "Facing the Growing Threat of Bioterrorism" in this free lecture sponsored by the Department of Biology, the College of Science, The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. A reception will follow. Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 14th http://block.questionpro.com.
Steven Block holds the S.W. Ascherman Chair of Sciences in the Departments of Applied Physics and Biology at Stanford University. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics from Oxford University, another Masters degree from the University of Colorado in Biology, and a Doctorate in Biology from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Block has held positions at Rowland Institute for Science, Harvard University, and Princeton University.
Dr. Block is a senior fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a member of the scientific advisory group JASON. While consulting for the U.S. government through JASON, a group comprised mainly of academicians who consult for the U.S. government on a variety of technical matters related to national security, Block researched the many threats associated with bioterrorism and led influential studies on how advances in genetic engineering have impacted biological warfare. He has served on a Biological Warfare Advisory Panel and a Nonproliferation Advisory Panel for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Block has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the winner of the Max Delbruck Prize of the American Physical Society as well as the recipient of the Outstanding Investigator Award in Single Molecule Biophysics from the Biophysical Society. He served as President of the Biophysical Society in 2005-2006.
In his free time, Dr. Block enjoys playing bluegrass music on the banjo, playing the mandolin, and downhill skiing.