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Stefan Highsmith

Stefan Highsmith, American biochemistry educator. Scholar National Science Foundation, Brandeis University, 1973, National Institutes of Health, University California, San Francisco, 1974-1978; recipient Research Career award National Institutes of Health, 1980-1984; grantee National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association.


  • Highsmith, Stefan was born on July 16, 1944 in Santa Barbara, California, United States. Son of Ralph Nolan Highsmith and Sophie Anne Ruminski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.


    • Research associate Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1979. Assistant professor University of the Pacific, San Francisco, 1980-1985, associate professor, 1986-1992, professor, since 1992, director biomedical research, since 1996.


    • Member editorial advisory board Biochemistry, since 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Volunteer Peace Corps, Republic of Korea, 1966—1968. Board director Pacific Dental Research Foundation, San Francisco, since 1981, treasurer, since 1983. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Biophysics Society, International Association Dental Research.





    • Married Evelyn Kawahara, June 21, 1980. Children: Mariko, Emily.
    • father: Ralph Nolan Highsmith
    • mother: Sophie Anne Ruminski
    • spouse: Evelyn Kawahara
    • children: Mariko Highsmith
    • Emily Highsmith
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    Born July 16, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      University California
    • 1972
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1979
      Research associate, Stanford University
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1985
      assistant, professor University of the Pacific
      San Francisco, California, United States