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Stefan Highsmith

biochemistry educator

Stefan Highsmith, American biochemistry educator. Scholar National Science Foundation, Brandeis University, 1973, National Institutes of Health, University California, San Francisco, 1974-1978; recipient Research Career award National Institutes of Health, 1980-1984; grantee National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association.

Background

Highsmith, Stefan was born on July 16, 1944 in Santa Barbara, California, United States. Son of Ralph Nolan Highsmith and Sophie Anne Ruminski.

Education

Bachelor in Chemistry, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.

Career

Research associate Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1979. Assistant professor University of the Pacific, San Francisco, 1980-1985, associate professor, 1986-1992, professor, since 1992, director biomedical research, since 1996.

Works

  • Member editorial advisory board Biochemistry, since 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

Volunteer Peace Corps, Republic of Korea, 1966—1968. Board director Pacific Dental Research Foundation, San Francisco, since 1981, treasurer, since 1983. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Biophysics Society, International Association Dental Research.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Poetry.

Connections

Married Evelyn Kawahara, June 21, 1980. Children: Mariko, Emily.

father:
Ralph Nolan Highsmith

mother:
Sophie Anne Ruminski

spouse:
Evelyn Kawahara

children:
Mariko Highsmith

Emily Highsmith