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Robert William Bernlohr

biochemist , educator , researcher

Robert William Bernlohr, American biochemist, educator, researcher. Recipient research career development award National Institutes of Health-United States Public Health Service, 1962-1972; research grantee National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, since 1960.


Bernlohr, Robert William was born on April 20, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of William Frederick and Ruth Elizabeth (Russell) Bernlohr.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Capital University, 1955. Doctor of Science (honorary), Capital University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Ohio State University, 1958.


Postdoctoral fellow Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1958-1959. Assistant professor biochemistry Ohio State University, Columbus, 1959-1962. Professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1962-1974.

Professor, department head Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1974-1984, professor, since 1984. Member advisory panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1968-1971.


  • Member editorial board Journal Bacteriology, Washington, 1965-1986, 89—. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio-chemical Society, American Society Microbiology (chairman physiology section 1972-1974), Sigma Xi.


Married Carol Jean Smiley, June 11, 1955. Children– David, Timothy, Mark, James.

William Frederick Bernlohr

Ruth Elizabeth (Russell) Bernlohr

Carol Jean Smiley

David Bernlohr

Timothy Bernlohr

Mark Bernlohr

James Bernlohr