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Elsie June Shrawder


Elsie June Shrawder, American biochemist. Achievements include patents for Isolation Ribonucleic acid/DNA Biological Specimens. Recipient Presidential award Abbott Labs, 1980, Outstanding Alumnus award Thiel College, 1980, Outstanding Young Women award, 1970, Tribute to Women & Industry Young Men’s Christian Association, 1976.


Shrawder, Elsie June was born on November 15, 1938 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Elsie (Magerle) Shrawder.


Bachelor, Thiel College, 1960. Master of Science, University Notre Dame, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1970.


Research scientist Ames division Miles Laboratories, Elkhart, Indiana, 1960-1972. Associate director research Becton Dickinson, Clay Adams Division, Parisppany, New Jersey, 1972-1977. Project manager infectious diseases Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, 1977-1984.

Vice president operations Molecular Biosystems, San Diego, 1984-1990. President, chief executive officer Shrawder & Associates, since 1990. Associate professor Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California.

Owner/instructor Pacific Academy School, Encinitas. Board directors Ransom Hill Bioscience.


  • Achievements include patents for Isolation Ribonucleic acid/DNA Biological Specimens.


  • Contributor articles to Journal Biological Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry, American Biotechnology.


Board advisors San Diego Conference on Women, 1993. Chairman Lutheran Church Council, Vernon Hills, Illinois, 1983. Board directors Association Women in Science, San Diego, 1993.

Member American Association Clinical Chemists, American Association for Quality Control, American Chemical Society (job line consultant since 1989), California Science Teachers Association, Sigma Delta Epsilon (president Tau chapter 1993-1994, 94-95).


Joseph Shrawder

Elsie (Magerle) Shrawder