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Department of Molecular Biology|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming
Ag C Bldg., Room 6007
Laramie, WY 82071

Office: (307) 766-3522
Lab: (307) 766-3517
Fax: (307) 766-3875

Dr. Mark Gomelsky - Biographical Sketch


B.S. 1986. Chemical Technology
Moscow Institute for Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia
M.S. 1988. Industrial Microbiology
Moscow Institute for Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia
Ph.D. 1991. Biological Sciences
(Bacterial Genetics)
Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms, Moscow, Russia

Positions and Employment

1991-92 Junior Research Scientist, State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms, Moscow, Russia.
1992 Visiting Scientist. Unit of Regulation of Gene Expression, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
1993-99 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.
1999-present Assistant (1999), Associate (2005), Full (2011) Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
2007 Visiting Professor. Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany.

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Boards:
    J Bacteriol (2005-present)
    Appl Environ Microbiol (2009-present)
    Mol Microbiol (2014-present)
  • Grant and manuscript review (last 5 years)
    NSF review panels: 2010, 2011, 2014.
    Reviewer ad hoc:
    Agencies: NIH, NSF, DOE, USDA, ESF (European Science Foundation); The Wellcome Trust, UK, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK; French Research Agency; Council for the Earth and Life sciences, The Netherlands; Swiss National Science Foundation; Austrian Research Foundation; Biomedical Research Council of Singapore.
    Journals: Biochemistry, Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol, Infect Immun, J Am Chem Soc, J Bacteriol, J Biol Chem, mBio, Microbiol, Mol Microbiol, Nature, Nature Commun, Nature Meth, Nature Struct Biol, Photochem Photobiol Sci, PLoS Biology, PLoS Genetics, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Sci Reports, Structure.
  • ASM
    Morrison Rogosa Awards Committee (2006-2013); Rocky Mountain Branch of ASM: Secretary & Treasurer (2006-08), President-Elect (2011-12), President (2012-13).
  • Meeting organization
    2003, 2011: International Symposium "Metabolic Diversity and Genomic Complexity" (Houston, TX), Organizing Committee; 2004: 104th ASM General Meeting (New Orleans, LA); Co-convener, Division K Symposium "Novel protein domains in microbial signal transduction: from genomics to biology"; 2013: 113th ASM General Meeting (Denver, CO), Convener, "A light guide to microbial photobiology: from physiology to synthetic biology".
  • Invited talks (last 5 years)

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