January 9, 2007 - (BRONX, NY) - Dr. Steven Schwartz, professor of physiology and biophysics and of biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Dr. Schwartz's selection recognizes his development of the theory of the coupling of protein vibrations to catalytic function in enzymes.
Dr. Schwartz joined the Einstein faculty as an associate professor in 1994, following seven years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was appointed professor of physiology & biophysics in 1998 and professor of biochemistry in 1999. Since 2001, he also has served as director of the Seaver Foundation Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Among his other contributions to the field, he serves on the editorial boards of the Biophysical Journal and of Progress in Theoretical Chemistry, and is executive editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. He also holds two patents.
Dr. Schwartz received his bachelor's degree from Columbia College and his Ph.D. in theoretical chemical physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. He is a resident of Pelham, NY.