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James Noble BeMiller

biochemist , educator

James Noble BeMiller, American biochemist, educator.


BeMiller, James Noble was born on April 7, 1933 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of LaMar N. and Mabel (Gruber) BeM.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1954. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1959.


Assistant professor biochemistry Purdue University, 1959-1961. Assistant professor biochemistry department chemistry and biochemistry Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1961-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968, professor, 1968-1985, chairman department chemistry and biochemistry, 1966-1967. Professor biochemistry Southern Illinois University School Medicine, 1971-1985.

Assistant dean curriculum School Medicine Southern Illinois University, 1977-1979, dean College of Science, 1976-1977, chairman department medical biochemistry, 1980-1983. Professor department food science Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, since 1986, director Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, since 1986. President United States advisory committee International Carbohydrate Symposia, since 1982.



Member executive board Egyptian council Boy Scouts American, 1982-1985, president, 1985, Sagamore council, 1989-1992. Board directors Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1967-1973, secretary, 1971-1973. Board directors American College of Surgeons group insurance trust, 1974-1976.

Board directors Christ Seminary, 1976-1979, member development committee, 1979-1986. Executive board Illinois Synod Lutheran Church American, 1978-1985. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Professors, Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry, American Chemical Society (councilor 1967-1995), American Society Bio-chemical Molecular Biological, American Association Cereal Chemists, International Carbohydrate Organization (United States representative since 1978, president 1986-1988, since 1998), American Institute Chemists (director 1982-1984, secretary 1985, president 1988-1989), Insurance Food Technologists, Illinois Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, Phi Tau Sigma, Alpha Chi Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega.


Married Paraskevi Mavridis, August 6, 1960. Children: Byron N., Philip J.

LaMar N. BeM.

Mabel (Gruber) BeM.

Paraskevi Mavridis

Byron N. BeMiller

Philip J. BeMiller