Special lectureship series

Fredrick J. Bollum

Frederick J. Bollum Endowed Research Fund for Biochemistry Lectureship Series
Frederick J. Bollum received a B.A. in Zoology in 1949 and a Ph.D. in Physiological Chemistry in 1956 from the University of Minnesota. He went on to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Universtiy of Wisconsin and then took a position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Later, he became a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kentuchy Medical School, in Lexington, KY and then Chairman of Biochemistry at Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He then moved on to become President and CEO of Supertechs, Inc., Biotechnology Consultants. His major research interests were nucleic acid chemistry and enzymology, nucleotide metabolism, genetic aspects of biochemistry, immunological diversification and recombinant DNA, authoring more than 260 papers and three books. read more.


Stanley Dagley

Stanley Dagley was Regents Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. Known for his luminary teaching, Professor Dagley was also highly regarded for his research on microbial oxidation reactions. Dagley first studied microbial biochemistry from a thermodynamics standpoint with Chemistry Nobel Laureate Sir Cyril Hinshelwood at Oxford. He started his professorial career at the University of Leeds prior to his distinguished tenure at the University of Minnesota. read more.


Nelson D. Goldberg

Nelson D. Goldberg received his B.Sci. in 1953 from the University of Toledo and following military service at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Wisconsin. He conducted postdoctoral studies with Oliver Lowry at Washington University School of Medicine and moved to the University of Minnesota in 1964 as an Instructor in Pharmacology. He moved quickly through the academic ranks, becoming Professor of Pharmacology in 1972 and Professor of Biochemistry in 1987. His energy and enthusiasm for science were evidenced through his diverse research interests in the area of signal transduction and metabolic control. read more.


LaVell M. Henderson

LaVell Henderson made important scientific and administrative contributions to nutritional science and biochemistry over a long and productive career. In particular, he contributed substantially to understanding of the metabolism of two vitamins, niacin and vitamin B-6, the amino acids tryptophan, lysine and hydroxylysine, and the elucidation of carnitine biosynthesis in mammalian cells. read more.


Aaron B. Lerner

Aaron Lerner received his MD, Ph.D. degree from the University and went on to an outstanding research and teaching career at the Yale School of Medicine specializing in the metabolic basis of inherited disease, specifically vitilego. read more.