David Giedroc was born in central Pennsylvania (1959) and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1984 and following an NIH postdoctoral appointment at Yale University, he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Texas A&M University (1988). In 2007, he moved to the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington where he is currently Professor and Chair. He studies transition metal homeostasis in bacteria, sulfur homeostasis and assimilation in the major hospital pathogen Staphylococcus aureus and RNA structure and protein-RNA interactions important for the replication of human coronaviruses, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). He is founding Director of the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program in Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB TP) at Indiana University. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and is an advisory board member of Metallomics. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013.
David P. Giedroc
Professor and Chair of Department