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molecular genetics educator

Anita Klein Hopper, American molecular genetics educator. Named Distinguished Educator, Pennsylvania State University, 2005; fellow Postdoctoral, National Institutes of Health, 1971-1973; grantee National Institutes of Health, since 1979, University Louisville Med Sch, 1989, National Science Foundation, 1988-1991.


Hopper, Anita Klein was born on September 24, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Irving and Rose (Warshawsky) Klein.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Chicago, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1972.


Postdoctoral researcher genetics University Washington, Seattle, 1971-1975. Assistant professor microbiology University Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 1975-1978, associate professor microbiology, 1978-1979. Associate professor biochemistry Hershey Medical School, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, 1979-1987, professor biochemistry, molecular biology, since 1987.

Genetic biol panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1981—1985. Mem genetic study sect National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1985—1989, mem CDFI study sect, Maryland, 1997—2000, chair CDFI study sect, Maryland, since 2001. Chair symposia and meetings Pennsylvania State University.

President Ribonucleic acid Society, 2003—2004.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Molecular & Cellular Biology, 1989—2000. Mem ed bd:, 1986-1990, Ribonucleic acid, 1995-1997.


Fellow: American Academy Microbiology. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ribonucleic acid Society (president 2003-2004), Genetics Society of America (secretary since 2004), American Association Microbiology (chair Eli Lilly award committee since 2000), American Association Biochemists, American Society Microbiology (chair genetics and molecular biology division 1988).


Married James Ernest Hopper, January 3, 1971. 1 child Julie Victoria.

Irving Klein

Rose (Warshawsky) Klein

James Ernest Hopper

Julie Victoria Hopper