A faculty member at NYU Langone Medical Center, Jef Boeke, Ph.D., previously served as a long-time faculty member of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and achieved a distinguished career in molecular biology and genetics research. His research concentrates on topics including transposable elements (retrotransposons), yeast genomics, synthetic biology, and protein (de)acetylation. Throughout a career of performing scientific research, he has published over 300 papers and has been awarded nine patents. Recognized for his diverse contributions to his field, Jef Boeke has earned the status of fellow of both the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Science. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2012, he served as the keynote speaker for the International Society of Computational Biology in Long Beach, California. In 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Jef Boeke teaches the Build A Genome course at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. Dr. Boeke was the founding director for the Johns Hopkins interdisciplinary facility, the High Throughput Biology Center (HiT). Since 2014 he has served as the founding Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU Langone Medical Center. A graduate of Rockefeller University, he earned his doctor of philosophy degree in molecular biology in 1982.