Joachim Frank, PhD

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Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Professor of Biological Sciences (Columbia University)


  • German

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, 1967 Physics, University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • MS, 1967 Physics, University of Munich (Germany)
  • Fellowship: 1972 Cornell University - Ithaca

Committees, Societies, Councils

RNA Society

Biophysical Society

Protein Society

Microscopy Society of America

Honors & Awards

1993 Elizabeth Roberts Cole Award of the Biophysical Society

1997 Fellow of the American Assocuiation for the Advancement of Science

2001 Felloow of the Biophysical Society

2005 National Lecturer of the Biophysical Society

2006 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2006 Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2006 Member of the American Academy of Microbiology

2007 Distinguished Professor, State University of New York

2008 George E. Palade Distinguished Lecture and Gold Medal (with Ada Yonath and Tom Steitz), Wayne University

2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science of the Franklin Institute

2017 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry