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Department mourns passing of Arthur Fishkin

Monday, July 12th, 2010

We have received the sad news that Arthur Fishkin, a 1957 PhD with Gene Lata, passed away on May 27, his 80th birthday. Fishkin came to Iowa from Indiana to pursue a PhD in zoology and had his interest in biochemistry sparked by Henry Bull’s course in physical biochemistry. After completing his thesis on hormonal influences on the acetylation of sulfanilamide, Dr. Fishkin held posts at the Southwest Research Foundation in San Antonio, the LSU School of Medicine and New Mexico State University before joining the Biochemistry Department at Creighton University in 1968, where he remained active for nearly 40 years. Dr. Fishkin was well known for his work on N-acetylneuramidate lyase and glycoproteins in connective tissues. Fishkin also sent a student, G. Stanley Cox, to Iowa to conduct PhD research with Thomas Conway. Dr. Fishkin is survived by his wife, Jane, four sons, and five grandchildren. Dr. Fishkin’s family reports that Arthur’s years at Iowa were formative. He regarded it as a collegial place with high academic standards, which influenced his approach to teaching and research for 50 years.  Dr. Fishkin’s obituary has been published in the Chemical and Engineering News, the magazine of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Creighton University Magazine.

Clarence Berg’s history of Iowa Biochemistry now online

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Thanks to an agreement between Google and The University of Iowa, the late Clarence Peter Berg’s 1980 out of print monograph, The University of Iowa and Biochemistry from their Beginnings, is now available online. (more…)

Timothy Lohman to deliver 23rd Henry Bull Lecture

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Dr. Timothy Lohman, the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Biological Chemistry at Washington University, will deliver the 23rd Henry Bull Lecture tomorrow entitled, “SF1 Helicases and Translocases: Mechanisms and Regulation.” The lecture honors the memory of Henry Bull, the second Head of Biochemistry at Iowa. (more…)