Biography - Eaton E. Lattman 

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Eaton Lattman holds a Ph.D. degree in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins, and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College. He served as a post-doctoral fellow with Nobel laureate Robert Huber. 

Lattman has spent many years in the fields of x-ray crystallography, structural biology, protein folding, and related areas, and maintained an active research program over several decades  He has authored over 70 refereed papers, and is co-author of two book: Protein Crystallography:  A Concise Guide with Patrick Loll, and Biological Small Angle Scattering with Thomas Grant and Edward Snell.

He has also had an extensive administrative career, both in a university environment and externally. At Johns Hopkins he served as a Graduate Program Director, Institute co-Director, Departmental Chair, and Dean of Research and Graduate education. Highlights of his external involvements are the Editorship-in-chief of the highly ranked journal Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, and membership on the External Advisory Council for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. 

After many years at Johns Hopkins Lattman accepted in 2008 the role of CEO at the Buffalo-based Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), a post he relinquished in 20014. He was appointed to the University at Buffalo faculty as Professor of Structural Biology in 2009. In 2016 he joined the faculty of the UB Department of Materials Design and Innovation.

In 2013 Lattman became director of a new NSF Science and Technology Center entitled X-ray Lasers in Biology (BioXFEL). This Center is administered by the University at Buffalo on behalf of a consortium of eight research institutions around the US, but it is operationally headquartered at the Hauptman-Woodward Institute. The Center was funded initially at $5 million per year for five years and has been renewed. Lattman gave up the PI role in BioXFEL in 2017 but remains a participant.