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Don Marvin Carlson

biochemist

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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