Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
Keith Dunker is one of the “founding fathers” of IDP research. After receiving his BS degree in Chemistry from University of California at Berkeley, USA, in 1965, he joined the University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA where he earned his MS in Physics and his PhD in Biophysics. After his postdoctoral work at Yale University, USA, from 1969 to 1973, he became a research associate at the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in Rye, NY, USA, and, in 1975, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. In 1978, he was promoted there to an Associate Professor and in 1983 to a Full Professor, a position he held until 2003. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Director of Research at Molecular Kinetics Inc., Indianapolis, USA, and then director of the Center for Computational Biology and Informatics at Indiana University and a Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2003. Keith Dunker started research in computational biology and bioinformatics in the mid-1980s and began using bioinformatics to study IDPs in the mid-1990s. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Indiana University School of Medicine and will be involved as a Mercator Fellow in the RTG teaching program and in advising our graduates.