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Don Marvin Carlson

Don Marvin Carlson, American biochemist. Recipient research awards National Institutes of Health, 1959, 62, 69, 87; John Boezi award Michigan State University, 1983. Served with United States Army, 1950-1951. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (secretary 1984-1987), Society Complex Carbohydrates (secretary 1975-1982, president 1984), American Society Cell Biology.

Background

  • Carlson, Don Marvin was born on March 11, 1931 in Walhalla, North Dakota, United States. Son of Harry E. and Alpha R. Carlson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University, 1956. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1961.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1961-1964. Assistant professor Case Western Res University, Cleveland, 1964-1968, associate professor, 1968-1975, professor, 1975, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1975-1985, head department, 1975-1981. Professor University California, Davis, since 1985, chairman department, 1985-1990.

      Chairman physiological chemistry study section National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1983-1985, Gordon Research Conference Glycoproteins Glycolip., 1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1950-1951. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (secretary 1984-1987), Society Complex Carbohydrates (secretary 1975-1982, president 1984), American Society Cell Biology.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Eunice Walstad, May 27, 1951. Children: Timothy, Thomas, Lisa, Mark.
    • father: Harry E.
    • mother: Alpha R. Carlson
    • spouse: Eunice Walstad
    • children: Timothy Carlson
    • Thomas Carlson
    • Lisa Carlson
    • Mark Carlson
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    Nationality
    • 1956
      North Dakota State University
    • 1958
      University Illinois
    • 1961
      Michigan State University
    • 1961 - 1964
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1968
      assistant, professor Case Western Res University
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1975 - 1985
      assistant, professor Case Western Res University
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
    • 1985
      professor, University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States
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