Chris Ackerson

Published on January 8, 2020 6:25 pm MT
Updated on March 9, 2021 5:44 pm MT


Ph.D. Biophysics, 2005
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Dissertation Adviser: Roger Kornberg

B.S. Biochemistry, 1998
The University of Texas at Austin
Awarded with Honors and Special Honors in Chemistry

Professional Experience

7/2015 – current
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

7/2009 – 6/2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

10/2006 – 6/2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dan Feldheim, University of Colorado – Boulder.

1/2005 – 10/2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Roger Kornberg, Stanford University, Stanford CA.

4/1999 – 12/2004 
Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Roger Kornberg, Stanford University, Stanford CA.


American Chemical Society (ACS)

Awards and Honors

2017 Keynote Speaker, ISMPC17, Ascona, Switzerland
2016 Keynote Speaker, GOLD, Cardiff, Wales
Damon Runyon New Innovator Award Finalist 2012
AFAR Gilbert Fellow 2009-2011
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006, declined)
Phi Beta Kappa  1998


2017 Fall Semester:
Oxford University, Department of Structural Biology. Host: Prof Juha Huiskonen.
Funding: National Science Foundation – European Research Council, Collaboration Opportunity Award.

2017 Spring Semester:
National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO.
Host: Nathan Neale.


2019 – current
Consultant and Advisor to Atomically Engineered Materials (AEMS) Inc.

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