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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 PhD 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, PhD
                   UT Southwestern Medical Center

Oct. 2009     John Markley, PhD
                   University of Wisconsin – Madison

May 2007     Natalie Ahn, PhD
                   University of Colorado, Boulder

May 2006     Jack Dixon, PhD
                   University of California, San Diego

Apr. 2004     Phillip A. Cole, MD, PhD
                   Johns Hopkins University, Maryland

Oct. 2002     William S. Reznikoff, PhD
                   University of Wisconsin – Madison

Apr. 2002     Rowena G. Matthews, PhD
                   University of Michigan

Apr. 2001     Gregory Petsko, PhD
                   Brandeis University

Sep. 1999     Hector DeLuca, PhD.
                   University of Wisconsin – Madison

Oct. 1998     James L. Lessard, PhD
                   Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Apr. 1998     Jonathan Stamler, MD
                   Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University Medical Center

Oct. 1996     Bettie Sue Masters, PhD.
                   University of Texas Health Science Center

Oct. 1995     Richard T. Okita, PhD
                   Washington State University

May 1994     Robert G. Kemp, PhD.
                   University Health Science Center, Chicago Medical School

Sep. 1992    Grant Mauk, PhD
                   University of British Columbia

Oct. 1991     John W. Suttie, PhD
                   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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