Noah E. Robinson
Noah E. Robinson joined the Board of Directors of The Heartland Institute in 2019.
Born March 5, 1978 to Laurelee Robinson and Art Robinson, Noah was home schooled. He earned his BS summa cum laude in chemistry from Southern Oregon University in 1999. He entered SOU as a junior as a result of Advanced Placement exams and graduated in two years.
Noah conducted research at Rockefeller University under R. Bruce Merrifield and at Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine from 1999 to 2000. He was accepted for graduate school by California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rockefeller University, University of Arizona, and Iowa State University.
He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 2003 under the direction of Harry Gray. Noah carried out part of his Ph.D. work under R. Bruce Merrifield at Rockefeller University with his doctorate thesis on Peptide and Protein Deamidation.
Noah completed his Ph.D. work at Caltech in three years and is senior author of eight research publications reporting his Ph.D. research, including four research publications in the Proceedings of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences. He co-authored the book, Molecular Clocks: Deamidation of Asparaginyl and Glutaminyl Residues in Peptides and Proteins by Noah E. Robinson and Arthur B. Robinson.
From 2004 to the present, Noah is research professor and vice president of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.
Noah’s research specialties include:
1. Use of ion cyclotron resonance Fourier transform mass spectrometry in protein research and preventive and diagnostic medicine.
2. Role of deamidation and protein degradation in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
3. Physical chemistry and biochemistry of peptide and protein deamidation. Originator of theoretical and semi-empirical methods for the prediction of deamidation rates in peptides and proteins of known three-dimensional structure.
4. Metabolic profiling for the low-cost quantitative measurement of health and disease.
Noah is director of development for Robinson K-12 curriculum, now in use by approximately 60,000 K-12 homeschooled and, as a supplement, public schooled students. He is author or co-author of numerous publications and articles in prominent news publications including the Wall Street Journal about nuclear energy and hydrocarbon energy.
He is co-director of the Petition Project which was signed by more than 31,000 scientists and engineers informing the U.S. Congress that human-produced carbon dioxide is beneficial to the Earth’s plant and animal life and is not causing harmful global warming.