Dr. Goebl graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology. In 1985, he received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from The University of Chicago working with Dr. Thomas Petes on the issue of essential DNA in the simple eukaryote Saccharomyces cerevisiae, otherwise known as Baker’s or Brewer’s yeast. From 1986 through 1988, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington where he worked with Dr. Breck Byers. While working with Dr. Byers, Dr. Goebl began his long-standing interest ubiquitin-dependent protein turnover as it relates to the control of cell division, again focusing on the yeast system. Since 1988, Dr. Goebl has continued these studies while moving through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.