Timeline of Events

Department Head
Date
Notable Events & New Facilities
 2011Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility building completed

 

2010

Nano Crystalization Facility Created

 

2003

Cargill Building completed (St. Paul)

 

2002

Molecular & Cell Biology building completed (MPLS)

David A. Bernlohr
(1999-present)

1999

 

Charles Louis
(1998-1999

 

 

John Lipscomb (MPLS)
(1995-98) - Interim Head

1997

Biochemistry Departmnets combined

Simon Pilkis (MPLS)
(1994-1995)

1996

Nils Hasselmo Hall building completed (MPLS)

David Bernlohr (St. Paul)
(1995-97) - Interim Head

1995

Four Divisions of Biochemistry created

James W. Bodley (MPLS)
(1992-94) - Interim Head

1992

 

Norma Allewell (SP)
(1991-95)

1991

 

Harry Hogenkamp (MPLS)
(1987-92)

1987
 

James W. Bodley (MPLS)
(1986-87) - Acting Head

1986
 

Victor A. Bloomfield (SP)
(1986-91)

1986

 

Stanley Dagley (St. Paul)
(1985-86) - Interim Head

1985

Biotechnology Institute created (St. Paul)

 

1984

First Biochemistry Retreat at Lake Itasca

Victor A. Bloomfield (St. Paul)
(1979-85)

1979

 

Harry Hogenkamp (MPLS)
(1976-86)

1976

 

Charles W. Carr (MPLS)
(1974-76) - Interim

1974

 

Finn Wold (St. Paul)
(1974-79)

1974

 

 

1966

Gortner Laboratory building completed (St. Paul)

 

1965

College of Biological Sciences created (St. Paul)

 

1964

Unified Biochemistry Graduate Program

LaVell M. Henderson (St. Paul)
(1963-74)

1963

Two Departments of Biochemistry created (Minneapolis Campus & St. Paul Campus)

David R. Briggs (St. Paul)
(1961-63)

1961

 

Wallace Armstrong (MPLS)
(1946-74)

1946

Department of Physiological Chemistry created (MPLS)

 

1945

Paul Boyer joined St. Paul and later Minneapolis departments

William F. Geddes (St. Paul)
(1944-61)

1944

Harland Wood and Merton Utter used C13 to show incorporation by pigeon liver of CO2 into pyruvate

Leroy S. Palmer (St. Paul)
(1942-44)

1942

 

George Burr (MPLS)
(19940-46)

1940

Division of Physiological Chemistry created

 

1938

Wallace Armstrong demonstrated link between fluoride and dental carries

 

1929

George Burr discovers essential fatty acids

 

1928

Snyder Hall completed (St. Paul)

 

1924

Jessie McClendon demonstrated the relationship between goiter and dietary iodine

Ross A. Gortner (St. Paul)
(1917-42)

1917

Department of Agricultural Biochemistry was created (St. Paul)

 

1913

First course listing for Biochemistry offered by the Dept. of Agricultural Chemistry (St. Paul)

Roscoe Thatcher (St. Paul)
(1913-17)

1913

 

 

1912

Jackson, Owre and Millard Halls completed (MPLS)

 

1911

Graduate Programs in Agricultural and Physiological Chemistry gegan

Ralph Hoagland (St. Paul)
(1909-13)

1909

 

Harry Snyder (St. Paul)
(1907-09)

1907

 

 

1891

Harry Snyder appointed as first Professor of Agricultural Chemistry (St. Paul)

 

1888

Charles Bell appointed as first Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (MPLS)

David N. Harper (St. Paul)
(1888-91)

1888

Founding of the Medical School (MPLS) and the Agricultural Experiment Station which soon became the School of Agriculture (St. Paul)