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Estelle Josephine McGroarty

Estelle Josephine McGroarty, American biochemistry educator. Achievements include isolation and characterization of common antigen lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas aeraginosa; characterization of the physical properties of bacterial lipopolysaccharides, functional properties of bacterial porins.

Background

  • McGroarty, Estelle Josephine was born on September 14, 1945 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Daughter of George Phillip and Grace Eleanor (Williamson) Beihl.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1971.

    Career

    • Lecturer biology Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1971-1972. Research associate department biochemistry Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972-1973, assistant professor biophysics, 1973-1978, associate professor, 1978-1981, associate professor biochemistry, 1981-1987, professor, since 1987, acting chairman department biophysics, 1975-1976, director undergraduate programs department biochemistry, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include isolation and characterization of common antigen lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas aeraginosa. Characterization of the physical properties of bacterial lipopolysaccharides, functional properties of bacterial porins.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapter to book.

    Membership

    Chairman fund raising Band Boosters, Holt (Michigan) Schools, 1988-1989, chairman Gymnastics Boosters, 1990. Member Biophysics Society, Am.Soc. for Microbiology, International Endotoxin Society.

    Connections

    • Married Dennis Lee McGroarty, August 27, 1967. Children: Michael Patrick, Kathleen Erin.
    • father: George Phillip Beihl
    • mother: Grace Eleanor (Williamson) Beihl
    • spouse: Dennis Lee McGroarty
    • children: Michael Patrick McGroarty
    • Kathleen Erin McGroarty
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    Born September 14, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Purdue University
    • 1971
      Purdue University
    • 1971 - 1972
      Lecturer, biology Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      research associate, department biochemistry Michigan State University
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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