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Steven L. McKnight, Ph.D., is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award. Internationally recognized for over 40 years of groundbreaking discovery, Dr. McKnight maintains the exuberance of a young graduate in his research, which is focused on biological regulation with special interest in connections between the metabolic state of cells and their physiological output as dictated by changes in gene expression, intracellular signaling, cell division, and neuronal activity. He earned his doctorate in biology in 1977 from the University of Virginia.