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Kenneth E. Neet, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus and Associate Dean of Research
Chicago Medical School
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Room: 3.132
Building: BSB
Phone: 847.578.3220
Fax: 847.578.3240

PhD, University of Florida, 1965.
Postdoctoral University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1967.

Nerve growth factor; neurotrophins; receptors; peptidehormone-receptor interactions; signal transduction; interaction of protein subunits; allosteric regulation of enzyme activity; neurobiology.

Dr. Kenneth E. Neet received his BS in Chemistry in 1958, the MS in 1960 and the PhD (with Dr. Frank W. Putnam) in Biochemistry in 1965, all from the University of Florida.

He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (with Dr. Daniel E. Koshland Jr.), and joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 1967 as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.

Dr. Neet received a Faculty Research Award from the American Cancer Society from 1968 to 1973 and was on sabbatical leave at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, England (with Dr. N. Michael Green) 1973-1974. From 1978 to 1990, he was Professor of Biochemistry and concurrently Professor of General Medical Sciences (Oncology, 1987-1990) at CWRU.  During 1980-1981, he took a sabbatical year as a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar in the Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University (with Dr. Eric M. Shooter).

Dr. Neet moved to Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School as Professor in 1990 and was chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology until 2006.  In 2004, the university was renamed Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  In the same year, Dr. Neet assumed the duties of Associate Dean for Research at Chicago Medical School, a position he held until his retirement in 2015. In 2014 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Dr. Neet has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Protein Science, and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and as a member of study sections for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.  He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry from 1996 until 2013 and Treasurer of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) from 2000 to 2006. He continues to serve on the Finance Committee of ASBMB, 2012-2015, and on the Finance Committee of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB), 2014-2017.

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