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Biochemistry educator

Ronald Lamont Somerville, Canadian biochemistry educator. Achievements include patents in field. Lieutenant Royal Canada Navy Reserve, 1952-1957. Member American Society Biological Chemists, Genetics Society of America, American Society Microbiology.

Background

Somerville, Ronald Lamont was born on February 27, 1935 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Came to the United States, 1957, naturalized, 1974. Son of Thomas Lennox and Vivian May (Code) Somerville.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1956. Master of Science, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1961.

Career

Visiting scholar Stanford (California) University, 1961-1964. Assistant professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964-1967. Associate professor biochemistry Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1967-1977, professor, 1977—2004.

Professor emeritus, 2004. Consultant National Institutes of Health, 1982—2002, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, since 1983, Genex Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1980-1986. C.T. Huang lecturer University Hong Kong, 1983.

Guest professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, editor: Amino Acids: Biosynthesis and Genetic Regulation, 1983. Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Lieutenant Royal Canada Navy Reserve, 1952-1957. Member American Society Biological Chemists, Genetics Society of America, American Society Microbiology.

Connections

Married Joyce Elizabeth Crowe, May 4, 1955. Childen: Gregory, Kenneth, Gordon, Victoria, Daniel.

father:
Thomas Lennox Somerville

mother:
Vivian May (Code) Somerville

spouse:
Joyce Elizabeth Crowe