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Biographical Sketch: Peter Preusch, Ph.D.

Peter Preusch
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Peter Preusch, Ph.D, is acting director of the Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics. He oversees research grants in the areas of biophysical properties of nucleic acids, nucleic acid protein complexes and theoretical studies of protein-ligand interactions. Preusch also directs the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program and previously served as co-leader of the NIH Common Fund Structural Biology Program on Membrane Protein Structure. Prior to joining NIGMS, he was a scientific review administrator at what is now the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Preusch earned a B.S. in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught chemistry at the University of Akron in Ohio. In 2013, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

To contact Preusch, send email to or call 301-594-0828. 

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This page last reviewed on March 17, 2017