Dr. Van Houten
University of Vermont
Department of Biology
Marsh Life Science Building
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Email: Judith.Vanhouten@uvm.edu

(802) 656-0452

B.S. Biology, 1972, Pacific Lutheran University
Ph.D. Molecular Biology, 1976, University of California at Santa Barbara
Graduate advisors: Professors Ching Kung and Eduardo Orias
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1977-79, University of British Columbia

Professional Experience:
2001 - Present Director, Vermont Genetics Network (NIH INBRE)
2001 - 2003 Co-Director, Vermont Genetics Network (NIH INBRE)
2005 - Present Project Director for VT EPSCoR grant and State EPSCoR Director for Vermont
1990 - 2005 Associate Director, Vermont EPSCoR
1988 - 1994 Director, UVM Cell and Molecular Biology Program
1992 - Present Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Vermont
1995 - 2005 Chair, Department of Biology at UVM
1986 - 1992 Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology, University of Vermont
1980 - 1986 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, University of Vermont
1979 - 1980 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Dept. of Zoology
1994 - Present Director, HELiX Program at UVM

Professional Affiliations and Activities:
2005 - present Member of CMBK Study Section at NIH
2005 - present Ex-Officio Member, Vermont Technology Council
1994 - 1995 Elected Program Chair, Association for Chemoreception Sciences
1995 - 1996 Elected as President of Association for Chemoreception Sciences

Honors and Awards:
1996 Manheimer Award for Career Achievements in Chemosensory Sciences
1991 University Scholar Award
1990 - 1997 Pepper Award from NIH
2006 Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award from Vermont Women in Higher Education
2006 Elected as Vice Chair of the NSF EPSCoR PD Council
2008 Chair of the NSF EPSCoR PD Council
2008 Acting Chair of the IDeA PI Association
2006 - 2009 Elected to the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation and Coalition
2005 Largest grant awarded to a PI at the University of Vermont
2006 Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
1997 - present George H. Perkins Professor

Author or co-author of more than 44 peer reviewed papers in Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Membrane Biology, Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton and 8 book chapters