Professor Zvi Kelman
Zvi Kelman is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and is a Guest Researcher in the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In addition, he is also a member of the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Faculty, University of Maryland and the Program in Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Kelman earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Cell Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. After receiving a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, he was a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratories of Thomas Kelly (Johns Hopkins University) and Jerard Hurwitz (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). Upon completion of his postgraduate training, he became a Life Technologies Professor at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB), University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI). Dr. Kelman moved to the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010.
Professor Kelman has organized a number of domestic and international conferences and is the recipient of multiple research awards. In addition to his responsibilities as Editor-in-Chief of Research and Reports in Biology, he is also a member of the editorial boards of more than 10 other journals. His major research interests are the elucidation of the mechanism of DNA replication in archaea and other microorganisms, and the genetic basis of vitamin B12 deficiency in humans. He has authored over 90 articles and book chapters.