Kevin H. Gardner
Kevin H. Gardner
Director, ASRC Structural Biology Initiative
Einstein Professor of Chemistry,
City College of New York
Kevin Gardner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative. Appointed in September 2013, he is also the Albert Einstein Professor of Chemistry at City College.
A molecular biophysicist and biochemist, Dr. Gardner arrived at CUNY from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he was the Virginia Lazenby O’Hara Chair in Biochemistry.
Dr. Gardner received his Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1995 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto under Lewis Kay. He joined the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, in Dallas, in 1998. He was chairman of the graduate program in molecular biophysics from 2004 to 2010.
Dr. Gardner’s research group integrates structural, dynamic and kinetic information from solution NMR studies with other biophysical and biochemical data to probe the signaling mechanisms of environmental sensory proteins. This research aims to decipher how similar proteins sense different stimuli, such as blue light and oxygen, to control different output functions. Such studies lay the foundation for both understanding the natural regulation of these systems and artificially controlling them.
Dr. Gardner has organized many national and international conferences on structural biology, including the 2014 International Conference for Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems. His honors include the GRC Chairs Hall of Fame from the Gordon Research Conferences and Excellence in Education Awards from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2010 and 2012.