487 Jonathan Scholey
From Emeriti on February 7th, 2020
Interviewer: Yin Yeh
Date interviewed: 7/29/2019
This interview is with Jonathan Scholey, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology where his research focused on molecular motors involved in mitosis and ciliogenesis. These motor proteins are important for chromosome separation during mitosis and for the motility and sensory functions of cilia. This work lies at the interface of physical and biological sciences and accordingly he taught classes in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology and molecular biology. He received his B.Sc. in cell and molecular biology from London University and his Ph.D. in molecular biology at Cambridge University. After doing postdoctoral and junior faculty research in Colorado, he was appointed to the Department of Zoology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Davis. He was also an Adjunct Professor and Fulbright scholar at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology.