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Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences DBIB
Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics BCMB
Study Section:
Macromolecular Structure and Function D MSFD

Dr. James W. Mack is a Scientific Review Officer in the Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics (BCMB) Integrated Review Group, where he manages the Molecular Structure and Function D Study Section (MSFD), which focuses on computational and theoretical methods in molecular biophysics and structural biology.

He earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry, specializing in solid-state NMR spectroscopy, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then did postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the internal dynamics and structural organization of intermediate filaments, filament-associated proteins, and other cytoskeletal protein components. He then spent 14 years on the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Howard University College of Medicine, where his research interests were in structural and biophysical characterization of homeodomain-DNA interactions. He joined the Center for Scientific Review in January 2006.