Jonathan King

About Me (Bio)
Jonathan King is Professor of Molecular Biology at MIT and the co-author of over 200 scientific papers on the genetic control of protein folding and virus assembly. Prof. King is a Past President of the Biophysical Society, past Councilor of the American Society for Microbiology and of the American Society for Virology. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, NIH MERIT Award, and MIT’s MLK Jr. Faculty Leadership Award. Prof. King has long been involved in science education and currently chairs the Mass Darwin Bicentennial Project ( As an experimental scientist, and teacher of experimental science, he promotes the importance of direct encounters with natural processes and technologies. Prof King is an active advocate of quality public education and serves on the Boards of the Massachusetts Academy of Science, the Mass Association of Biology Teachers, Citizens for Public Schools and TERC.