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 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.
Stephen D. Bell
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Professor, Department of Biology
Simon Hall MSB
212 S Hawthorne Dr
Date of Birth 10-July-1967
Phone No. (812) 856 2331
e. mail email@example.com
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
MRC Training Fellowship, Wellcome Unit of Molecular Parasitology, Glasgow University
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
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
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
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