Professor Thomas O'Halloran
is Morrison Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology. He completed his PhD at Columbia University, New York, with Professor S. J. Lippard and followed this with a post-doctoral position at MIT with Professor C.T. Walsh.
Professor O'Halloran's research interests include the chemistry and biology of transition metal receptors; transcriptional regulation mechanisms; metalloregulatory proteins; molecular and cell biology of copper, iron and zinc; metal ion chaperone proteins for Cu and Zn; mercury thiolate and protein chemistry; high-valent, iron-oxo chemistry; non-heme iron enzymes; design and development of inorganic-based antitumor drugs and protease inhibitors.
Professor O'Halloran's awards and recognitions include: Member, Advisory Board, US DOE Biological Sciences Directorate; NIH MERIT Award (Method to Extend Research in Time) for grant "Mechanistic Studies of the MerR and Fur Metalloregulatory Proteins"; Advisory Board, Center for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Princeton University; Robert Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern University - Director of Cancer Genes and Molecular Regulation Basic Research Program; Leadership Council; Co-Director of Molecular Oncogenesis Basic Research Group; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Leroy Hall Award for Excellence in Teaching given by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Scientific Achievement Award sponsored by Schering-Plough; Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll; Mortar Board - Faculty Honor Roll of Outstanding Teachers; The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow; Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF; National Searle Scholars Award, The Chicago Community Trust; The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Distinguished New Faculty Award; Pegram Award, Columbia University.