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June 2005

Eric C. Niederhoffer, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale in 1990 as an assistant professor in biochemistry and molecular biology. He is currently an associate professor.

He was on the research staff and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship both at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico (1985-90).

Niederhoffer earned his doctoral degree at Texas A&M University in College Station (1983) and his bachelor’s degrees at the University of Rochester in New York (1979).

He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He also is an honorary professor at the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in 2000.

He has published more than 20 journal articles and has had five grants totaling more than $326,000. His research interests include active self-directed learning strategies, biochemical and molecular animations, and metallobiochemistry and currently is working on an internet based molecular animations and structural representations.