Alfred M. Spormann
Alfred M. Spormann is a microbial physiologist
and biochemist. He received his Ph.D. from the Philipps-University,
Marburg, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Departments of Biochemistry
at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and at Stanford University.
He and his research group are members of the Bio-X
initiative in the James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, as well of the Stanford Biofilm Research Center, the Microbial Biology Program and the Environmental
Biotechnology program at Stanford.
In 1995, he received a Terman Award
and in 1998, he received the NSF CAREER award. In 2000, he received the
Charles Lee Powell Research Award. He is a member of the editorial board
of Archives of Microbiology and Biodegradation. Currently,
he is also the co-director, together with Caroline
Harwood, of the Microbial
Diversity Course at the Marine
Biological Laboratoy in Woods Hole, MA. He is also the director of the Stanford Biofilm Research Center.