Daniel Linzer
Provost, Northwestern University

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Daniel Linzer joined Northwestern University in 1984 as an assistant professor, and is now professor of molecular biosciences. He has conducted pioneering research on the molecular basis of hormone action. Following four years as associate dean, Linzer was appointed Dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2002 and became provost of the university in 2007. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Linzer received his B.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in biochemical sciences from Princeton University in 1980. He completed a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among the many awards he has received are the Searle Scholars Award, the American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, and the Northwestern Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.