Rudolph, Frederick B.
Rice University

Frederick B. Rudolph
Rice University
Chair; Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology


Dr. Rudolph is Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry & Cell Biology at Rice University. He is also Chair of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering. Dr. Rudolph received his BS degree in chemistry from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1966 and his PhD in biochemistry from Iowa State University in 1971. He was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Enzyme Institute at the University of Wisconsin from 1971-1972. He has been at Rice University since 1972. His research interests include factors and mechanisms involved in the control of metabolism; protein structure and function; regulation and control of nucleotide metabolism; new techniques in enzyme purification; effect of dietary nucleotides on immune function, wound healing and tumor growth; and solvent production by bacterial fermentations. He has also been involved in a number of new educational and outreach efforts and has served as the Director of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Initiative at Rice. He has directed a number of program and curriculum workshops in biology and biochemistry for Project Kaleidoscope. Dr. Rudolph has been a member of the editorial boards of Biotechniques and Journal of Biological Chemistry, was a guest editor for the Journal of Nutrition and has served on NIH Biochemistry and Biotechnology study sections. Regional and national biotechnology activities include being member of the boards for the Council of Biotechnology Centers, Texas Healthcare and Biosciences Institute and the Texas Life Sciences Foundation.