Dr. Nathan A. Baker
Nathan A. Baker
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999, MSIN: K7-28
Richland, Washington 99352
Nathan A. Baker, Ph.D, joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2010 as Chief Scientist for Signature Science and the Signature Discovery Initiative. He is currently Lead for the National Cancer Informatics Program Nanotechnology Working Group, Chair for the ASTM E56.01 Subcommittee on Nanotechnology Informatics, co-chair of the US-EU Nanotechnology Databases and Ontology Community of Research, and a member of the ANSI Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies. Dr. Baker is also actively involved in the Biophysical Society and currently serves on several Society committees. He became a Laboratory Fellow in 2012.
Education - Dr. Baker. received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1997. In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. After a brief period of postdoctoral work in the McCammon lab at University of California San Diego, he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2006. At Washington University, Dr. Baker served as director for the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program.
History - Dr. Baker's research is in the area of computational biophysics, nanotechnology, and informatics. He is actively involved in the development of new algorithms and software for computational biology and modeling in support of these research projects, including development of the APBS and PDB2PQR biomolecular electrostatics software packages and the NanoParticle Ontology.
Recognition - He has served on numerous review panels for agencies including NIH and NSF and is currently a member of the NIH Macromolecular Structure and Function D study section. Dr. Baker is the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Science and Discovery, on the editorial board of Biophysical Journal, is a member of the Faculty of 1000 Biology, and serves as a Section Editor for Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has been awarded the Hewlett-Packard Junior Faculty Excellence Award by the American Chemical Society, the National Cancer Institute caBIG® Connecting Collaborators Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Publications - Dr. Baker is the author of over 65 peer-reviewed articles as well as several reviews and book chapters; a complete list of publications can be found online.