Biochemistry

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Charles Fumito Taketa Seminar

 

Charles Fumito TaketaCharles Fumito Taketa


Charles Fumito Taketa was born March 10, 1926, at Waimea on the island of Kawai, Hawaii. He received his A.B. at Washington University in 1950, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1957. In 1958, he was appointed to the faculty of Marquette University School of Medicine as instructor in Biochemistry and later promoted to Assistant Professor. As the school became the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1967, he continued his ascent to Associate Professor, then to Professor in 1973. In 1980-1982, he was acting Chairman, and from 1982 he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry. His research career, which was devoted to understanding the chemical basis hemoglobin function and later the toxicity of organotin compounds, was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Wisconsin Heart Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Midwest Children's Cancer Center. In 1975-1976, he was a Fogarty Scholar at Kings College, London, and in 1987 he received the Medical College's Distinguished Service Award. He died on June 1, 1990.

 

 

Past Invited Speakers

 

Apr. 2014

 

Ajit Varki, MD
University of California, San Diego

Oct. 2011

 

Melanie H Cobb, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Oct. 2009

 

John Markley, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison.

May 2007 

 

Natalie Ahn, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder

May 2006 

 

Jack Dixon, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Apr. 2004

 

Phillip A. Cole, MD, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Oct. 2002

 

William S. Reznikoff, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Apr. 2002

 

Rowena G. Matthews, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Apr. 2001

 

Gregory Petsko, Ph.D.
Brandeis University

Sept. 1999

 

Hector DeLuca, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Oct. 1998

 

James L. Lessard, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Apr. 1998

 

Jonathan Stamler, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center

Oct. 1996

 

Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center

Oct.  1995

 

Richard T. Okita, Ph.D.
Washington State University

May 1994

 

Robert G. Kemp, Ph.D.
University Health Science Center, Chicago Medical School

Sept. 1992

 

Grant Mauk, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia

Oct. 1991

 

John W. Suttie, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

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