Gerald L. Hazelbauer, Ph.D.

Gerald L. Hazelbauer, Ph.D.

University of Missouri

Gerald L. Hazelbauer, Ph.D., is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus at the University of Missouri. His research focuses on bacterial chemotaxis and sensory transduction. He served as Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri for 17 years and was previously Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Washington State University. 

Hazelbauer received a B.A. with honors from Williams College, a M.S. from Case Western Reserve University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He did postdoctoral work at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, was a faculty member at Uppsala University, Sweden for 8 years and spent 20 years on the faculty at Washington State University. There he founded, and directed for 11 years, the longest running National Institute of Health’s (NIH) graduate training program in biotechnology. 

Hazelbauer served the Protein Society as a council member, secretary/treasurer and candidate for president. He also served 8 years on the Protein Science editorial board. He was on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s Board of Directors for 4 years, 3 on the finance committee. Hazelbauer was the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Award in Neuroscience, a McKnight Neuroscience Development Award, an American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award and a National Institute of General Medical Sciences Merit Award.

He was Chair of the Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms and has held his primary NIH research grant continuously for over 40 years. He has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and American Association for the Advancement of Science.