Andrew Truman, Ph.D.
Dr. Truman obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University College London, UK, focusing on the interplay between molecular chaperones and MAP kinase pathways in yeast. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at both Johns Hopkins University and Boston University under the advisement of Dr. David E. Levin examining how MAP kinase specificity is achieved.
He joined the University of Chicago as a Research Assistant Professor to gain expertise in phospho-proteomics and global interactomics under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Kron. In 2012, he published the first detailed study on Hsp70 phosphorylation and its impact on the cell cycle in Cell.
In 2015, he established his research lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2021. His main focus is understanding the Chaperone Code, all PTMs that impact the function of the Hsp70 molecular chaperone.
He is a Fellow of the Cell Stress Society (FSSI) and is both a Senior Editor for Cell Stress and Chaperones and a Review Editor for Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. To date he has published 50 papers.
Dr. Truman is an avid mountain biker and spends his weekends tackling some of the toughest (and most fun!) trails in the North Carolina countryside.