Judith Klein-Seetharaman Assistant Professor
Department of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Room 2051, Biomedical Science Tower 3
3501 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Tel. 412 383 7325
Fax. 412 648 8998
Email. jks33@pitt.edu


    Other Affiliations:

  • Institute for Structural Biology IBI-2, Research Center Juelich, Germany

  • Department of Pharmacology, Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • Department of Computational Biology, Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

curriculum vitae

Judith Klein-Seetharaman


Affiliations and Positions

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

March 2002 present:  Assistant Professor 


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

November 2001 present:  Research Scientist 


Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

January 2002 present:  Sofia Kovalevskaia Awardee


Research Institute Jülich, Jülich, Germany

July 2002 present:  Tenure-track program for women scientists




Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA, USA

February 1996 – September 2000:  Completed requirements for Ph.D. in Chemistry.


University of Cologne, Department of Chemistry , Cologne, Germany

October 1990 – February 1996: Completed Diploma degree course in Chemistry.


University of Cologne, Department of BiologyCologne, Germany

October 1990 – February 1995: Completed Diploma degree course in Biology.


Research Experience


Institute of Immunology, University of Cologne , Cologne, Germany

July 1990 - September 1990: Immunochemical and biochemical studies of Phenacoccus hystrix cocoon under Professor G. Uhlenbruck.


Max Planck-Institute of Plant Breeding Research , Cologne, Germany

June 1993 - August 1993: Site-directed mutagenesis of a plant b-glucosidase under Dr. B. Brzobohaty and Dr. K. Palme.


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine , London, UK

October 1993 – October 1994: Studies on a functional role of cytochrome b559 under Professor J. Barber. Accepted by the University of Cologne as Diploma thesis.


Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

April 1995 - May 1995: NMR analysis of porphyrin compounds under Dr. H. Schmickler.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

February 1996 – September 2000:  Ph.D. thesis under Professor H. Gobind Khorana on the mechanism of visual signal transduction by rhodopsin. The tertiary structure of the cytoplasmic face of rhodopsin and its changes upon light-activation were explored.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology  ,  Cambridge, MA, USA

September 2000 – May 2001:  Postdoctoral Associate with Professor Harald Schwalbe on NMR structural studies of protein folding mechanisms. Signal transduction by the T cell receptor in collaboration with Professor Larry Stern.


Carnegie Mellon University ,  Pittsburgh, PA, USA

June 2001 – November 2001: Postdoctoral Associate with Professor Raj Reddy on Computational Language Modeling of Biological Sequence Data.  


Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Student Foundation)

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German National Exchange Service)

Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship

1997 Gordon Research Conference Young Investigator Award

Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Merck Award, Merck Frosst Center for Therapeutic Research

Sofya Kovalevskaya Prize, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Germany

 Professional Societies

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Biophysical Society

The Protein Society

ACS (American Chemical Society)


Department of Pharmacology , University of Pittsburgh  
Language Technologies Institute , Carnegie Mellon University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Research Institute Jülich | Goethe University Frankfurt

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