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Estelle Josephine McGroarty

biochemistry educator

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.

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