Steve is orginally from Glasgow, Scotland. He went to Glasgow University were he obtained his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, a PhD in Molecular Genetics (studying the bacterial transposon Tn7 in Dave Sherrat's lab) and then worked as a post-doc in Dave Barry's lab studying transcription in trypanosomes. In December 1995 he finally tore himself away from Scotland and moved to a post-doc position in Steve Jackson's lab in the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge where he started working on archaea. In Steve J.'s lab, he studied basal and regulated archaeal transcription. Setting up his own lab in the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge, Steve switched to studying archaeal DNA replication. In 2007, he moved to become the Professor of Microbiology at Oxford University before relocating to IU in 2012 where he has a joint appointment as a Full Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (MCB) and the Department of Biology. Following a stint as Interim Chair of MCB in 2014-2015, Steve became Chair of MCB in July 2018.  Steve was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor in 2022.

Steve Bell

Abbreviated CV


Stephen D. Bell

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Professor, Department of Biology

Indiana University

Simon Hall MSB

212 S Hawthorne Dr

Bloomington

IN 47405


Date of Birth        10-July-1967


Phone No.               (812) 856 2331

e. mail                    stedbell@indiana.edu


University Education          


1985-1989          1st Class BSc Hons degree in Molecular Biology

                         Glasgow University, UK


1989-1992          PhD in Genetics, Glasgow University

                         Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship

                         Thesis Title "Tn7 transposition"

                         Supervisor Prof. David J. Sherratt


Post-doctoral experience


1992-1995     

MRC Training Fellowship, Wellcome Unit of Molecular Parasitology, Glasgow University     


1996-2000

Wellcome Trust Research Associate in the laboratory of Prof. Stephen P. Jackson, Wellcome CRUK Institute, Cambridge


Principal Investigator Positions


August 2001-Sept 2007 (awarded tenure May 2004)

Programme Leader, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge.


Sept 2007- August 2012

Chair of Microbiology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University


August 2012 – present

Full Professor : Joint appointment in the Departments of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University


February 2022

Distinguished Professor,  Departments of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University


Interim Chair Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department (2014-2015)


Chair Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department  2018 - 2022



Awards  

Winner of Tenovus Medal 2006

Elected Member of EMBO April 2005

Gordon Research Conference Alexander M. Cruickshank Award 2009

Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology 2015


Additional positions

Co-chair of the 2003 Gordon Research Conference on “Archaea : Ecology, Metabolism and Molecular Biology”

Member of the organizing committee for the 2004 “Extremophiles” meeting in Baltimore, USA.

Member of the organizing committee for the 2011 “Thermophiles” meeting in Big Sky, USA.

Member of the organizing committee for the 2013 “Thermophiles” meeting in Regensburg, USA.

Co-chair of Biochemical Society meeting “Molecular biology of Archaea” 2008 and 2010

Member of Biochemical Society Theme panel “Genes and Molecules” 2009-2012

Member of the panel of the Deutsche Forschungsge-meinschaft priority program on “Genome Function and Gene Regulation in Archaea.”

Member of the Deutsche Forschungsge-meinschaft “Immunology, Infection Biology & Microbiology” review panel.

Ad hoc reviewer for Prokaryotic Cellular and Molecular Biology study section of the NIH (October 2012 and February 2013)

Full member and co-chair of Prokaryotic Cellular and Molecular Biology study section of the NIH (2013-2018)

Co-organizer Keystone DNA Replication and Recombination Conference, Whistler, March 2015

Session Chair Cold Spring Harbor DNA Replication and Genome Integrity Meeting, September 2015

Vice-chair “Chromosome Dynamics” GRC 2023

Chair “Chromosome Dynamics” GRC  2025