Heinz-Bernd Schüttler is currently a Professor
of Physics in the Department of Physics and Ast
ronomy at the University of Georgia (UGA), in A
thens, Georgia, USA. He joined the physics facul
ty at UGA as an Assistant Professor in 1987 and s
erved Associate Professor of Physics at UGA 1992-
1997. He also served as Department Head of the UG
Department of Physics and Astronomy (2000-2006) an
d as Interim Department Head of the UGA Department
of Computer Science (2011-2013).
He received his Diplom degree in physics from the T echnical University Munich, Germany, in 1981, and hi s Ph.D. degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 1984, working in theoretical condensed ma tter physics under Professor Theodore Holstein. He su bsequently held postdoctoral positions in the Departm ent of Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara (1984-1986), in the group of Professor Douglas J. Scalapino, and at Argonne National Laboratory (1986- 1987), in the Theory Group of the Materials Science Division.
Professor Schüttler’s earlier work (1981-2006) was mainly in the area of computational condensed matter physics, with a focus on quantum many-body theory and statistical mechanics and applications to the theory o f cuprate high-Tc superconductors. During the 2000s, he initiated multiple collaborations in computational systems biology and bioengineering, including Professor Jonathan Arnold (UGA Genetics Department), Professor Ying Xu (UGA Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Professors Maor Bar-Peled and James Prestegard (UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center). This collaborative work lead, inter alia, to the development of the ensemble network simulation methodology for the analysis of complex gene regulatory systems and metabolic pathways. This work also produced the first comprehensive, quantitative model of the circadian biological clock system (2007) and resulted in the discovery of wide-ranging genetic regulatory control exerted by the clock module in the fungal organism Neurospora crassa. His current research interests include the q uantitative modeling of stochasticity and intercellular communications in complex multi-cellular biological systems, cooperative multi-cellular self-organization and development in bacterial populations, and cancer metabolism.
Professor Schüttler is the (co-)author of over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals in physics and biology. He also serves as co-editor of the proceedings of the annual Workshop on Computer Simulations Studies in Condensed Matter Physics, currently in its 31st year. He has presented 26 invited talks at international conferences and workshops and over 45 invited seminar and colloquium presentations at universities and research institutions. His research is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, with well over US$2.0M in cumulative funding since 1989.