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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


Contact Information

Medical College of Wisconsin
Dept. of Biochemistry
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-8435
Fax: 414-955-6510
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