Michael Marletta received an A.B. degree in biology and chemistry from SUNY, College at Fredonia (1973), a PhD in 1978 from the University of California, San Francisco followed by a 2-year postdoctoral appointment at MIT. He was on the faculty at M.I.T. (1980-1987) then the University of Michigan (1987-2001). While at Michigan, he was appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Marletta moved to the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 with appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. In 2002 he was named the Aldo DeBenedictis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 2002. He served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2005-2010. In July 2011 he joined the faculty of The Scripps Research Institute and served as president and CEO until August 2014. In July 2015 he returned to the University of California, Berkeley where he holds appointments in Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology.

Research Interests

Primary research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology with emphasis on the study of protein function and enzyme reaction mechanisms.

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Section 21: Biochemistry

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Section 14: Chemistry