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Zvi Kelman (Fed)

Research Biologist

Zvi is the director of the Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory (BL2) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is also a Fellow at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and an adjunct Professor at Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park.  He is also affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and he is a member of the Biological Science (BISI) program at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES), University of Maryland and the Program in Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Zvi earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Cell Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science.   After receiving a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, he was a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratories of Thomas Kelly (Johns Hopkins University) and Jerard Hurwitz (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). Upon completion of his postgraduate training, he became a Life Technologies Professor at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology (CARB), University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI).  Dr. Kelman moved to the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 and to his current position at NIST in 2011.


2017, NIST MML Cross-Division/Cross-OU Teamwork Accolade

2013, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship Program

2005, UMBI award/honor for professional achievements


Created June 18, 2019, Updated July 11, 2022