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2016 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Friday, November 4th, 2016

2016_newslettercoverimageThe 2016 Biochemistry @ Iowa newsletter is hot off the presses and available for download. Alumni and friends should receive a hard copy in the mail this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your contact information to biochem@uiowa.edu. While you are at it, feel free to send us your news and updates! Previous newsletters are also available online.

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…)

Bryce Plapp’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Yesterday, the Department of Biochemistry celebrated Professor Bryce Plapp‘s 70th birthday with a special event at the Iowa Memorial Union.  Food, drink and cake were enjoyed by all.  Moreover, the celebrants enjoyed the Hawkeyes’ 35-3 victory over cross-state rival Iowa State on a big screen TV.   (more…)