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Center for Molecular Science : Display Biographical Details

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Dr. J. Kenneth Wickiser

CMS Director
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: Bartlett Hall, Room 400-C
Phone: 845.938.5813
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, Advisors: Ronald Breaker, Ph.D. and Donald M. Crothers, Ph.D., 2005.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, 2001.
  • B.S., Engineering Physics and Nuclear Engineering, West Point, 1992.


Work Experience:

  • Director, The Center for Molecular Science, West Point, NY, 2012-present.
  • Research Associate, The Network Science Center at West Point, NY, 2009-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, West Point, NY, 2007-present.
  • Postdoctoral Associate: Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, The Rockefeller University, NY, 2004-2007, Advisor: Robert Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.
  • US Army Officer: Aviation Branch, 1992-1999. Stationed in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. Duties included Pilot-in-command, Platoon Leader, Assistant S3, and Assistant Professor of Military Science.


Hobbies: bikes (road and mountain), swimming, guitar