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Iris Jane Turkenkopf

Iris Jane Turkenkopf, American biology educator. Recipient Professional award National Science Foundation, 1979-1980; grantee National Institutes of Health Obesity Core Center, 1987-1988.


  • Turkenkopf, Iris Jane was born on December 13, 1943 in Brooklyn. Daughter of David Leonard and Sally Ray (Hoffman) Geller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, City University of New York, 1965. Master of Science, Vassar College, 1967. Master in Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.


    • Professor department biology Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York, since 1987, chair director natural science, 1991-1994, coordinator biology, 1989-1991, chair department biology, 1983-1989. Adjunct professor department biology Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1987-1993.


    • Co-author: (book) Genetic and Metabolic Aspects of Obesity, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Chairman Poughkeepsie Sloop Festival, 1974, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Hudson Valley council, 1971. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Women, American Association for Study of Obesity, American Institute Nutrition, B'nai B'rith Women (chapter president 1972-1973).


    • Married Leonard Saul Turkenopf, June 27, 1965. Children: Howard, Fleurette.
    • father: David Leonard Geller
    • mother: Sally Ray (Hoffman) Geller
    • spouse: Leonard Saul Turkenopf
    • children: Howard Turkenkopf
    • Fleurette Turkenkopf
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    Born December 13, 1943
    (age 73)
    • 1965
      City University of New York
    • 1967
      Vassar College
    • 1981
      Columbia University
    • 1981
      Columbia University
    • 1983 - 1989
      Professor, department biology Mount St. Mary College
    • 1987
      Professor, department biology Mount St. Mary College
      Newburgh, New York, United States