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Donald Raymond Helinski

professor of biology

Donald HELINSKI, American professor of biology. National Institute Health Advisory Committee on DNA Recombinant Research 1975-1978.


HELINSKI, Donald was born on July 7, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of George L. Helinski and Marie M. Helinski.


Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Western Reserve University, 1960. Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University, 1962.


Assistant professor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1962-1965. Member faculty University California, San Diego, since 1965, professor biology, since 1970, chairman department, 1979-1981, director Center for Molecular Genetics, 1984-1995, associate dean Natural Sciences, 1994-1997, professor emeritus, since 2006. Member committee guidelines for recombinant DNA research National Institutes of Health, 1975-1978.


Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy Microbiology, National Academy of Sciences, European Molecular Biology Organization (associate).


Married Patricia G. Doherty, March 4, 1962. Children: Matthew T., Maureen G.

George L. Helinski

Marie M. (Naparstek) Helinski

Patricia G. Doherty

Matthew T. Helinski

Maureen G. Helinski