Bard Faculty

George Rose

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biophysics


BS, Bard College; MS, PhD, Oregon State University. Dr. George Rose holds a joint appointment in biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also Krieger-Eisenhower Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins. His research team is currently studying the spontaneous disorder – order transition that occurs in proteins under certain physiological conditions. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rose taught at Washington University School of Medicine; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey; and University of Delaware, Newark. His papers have appeared in major science magazines, including Science and Nature, as well as in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Proteins, Structure, Function and Bioinformatics; Protein Science; Current Opinion in Structural Biology; and Journal of Molecular Biology.

After graduating from Bard as a mathematics major, Rose became director of the Laboratory of Communication Sciences at New York University School of Medicine, an experience that led to his joining the computer center at Oregon State University. At Oregon State, he earned his master’s degree in mathematics and computer science, followed by a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics as a student of K. E. van Holde. His many honors include 2014 Temporary Eminent Scholar, Faculty of the Technische Universität München; 2011 Honorary Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München; 2011 Humbolt Research Award; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science, Bard College; and National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award.

At Bard: Spring 2018.