BERKELEY, CA, May 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert S. Zucker, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Zucker celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Zucker is a professor emeritus of neurobiology and professor of the graduate school in the department of molecular and cell biology at the University of California (UC). Teaching on the Berkeley campus his entire academic career, he notably taught a multitude of courses within the department of physiology and anatomy, and oversaw the Zucker Lab, where he focused his research on the mechanisms regulating synaptic transmission. Dr. Zucker distinguished himself on behalf of UC Berkeley for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2013.
Besides his work on campus, Dr. Zucker served as a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, a Nachshen memorial lecturer at the University of Maryland, a visiting investigator at the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, National Center of Scientific Research, in France. Likewise, he earned distinction as an honorary assistant research associate in the department of biophysics at the University College of London. Among other responsibilities, Dr. Zucker was a member of the National Institutes of Health Reviewers' Reserve, a member of numerous study sections and a frequent guest lecturer in his field.
Dr. Zucker's research efforts included extensive study not only in the mechanisms of synaptic function and plasticity, but also in the regulation of ion channels, the control of neuronal excitability, egg fertilization and sperm motility, among other areas, neurobiological bases of behavior. Some of his more recent research has notably focused on the study of the roles of calcium in triggering transmitter release at fast synapses, as well as modulating release following prior activity. Dr. Zucker's studies have been documented in more than 125 scholarly articles in various peer-reviewed journals. He also served on the editorial board for the Journal of Neuroscience and the Journal of Neurobiology, as a referee for several professional journals, and as a reviewer for numerous grant proposals. He has served on the editorial board for Neuron from 1997 to 2016.
In retirement, Dr. Zucker has become very active in his local community. He is presently a patroller for East Bay Regional Park District Volunteer Trail Safety, Bicycle and Hiking Patrols. Likewise, Dr. Zucker has been aligned with the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury since 2019, during which time he has served as the chairperson pro tem of the education and administration committee and as the chairperson of the law and justice committee.
Highly educated, Dr. Zucker received a Bachelor of Science in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1966. Shortly thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in neurological science at Stanford University in 1971. A recognized elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Zucker is also active as a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Federation of American Scientists. Other memberships to his credit include the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and Sigma Xi.
As a testament to his success and longevity in the field, Dr. Zucker received the Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research on Exocytosis and Endocytosis from the Biophysical Society in 2017. He was honored with a Research Nugget Recognition Award from the National Science Foundation in 2005 and, while in college, won a Compton Award for Distinguished Service from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966 as leader of the Student Committee on Educational Policy. Dr. Zucker also secured multiple grants and fellowships throughout his career. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been cited in Who's Who in America and in numerous editions of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the West and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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