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consultant , biochemistry professor

Wendell Lee Roelofs, American Biochemistry educator, consultant. Patentee in field (10). Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Entomological Society American (J. Everett Bussart Memorial award 1973, Founder's Memorial award 1980, Distinguished Achievement award Eastern branch 1983);member NAS, American Chemical Society (Sterling B. Hendricks award 1994), American Academy Arts and Science, Sigma Xi.

Background

Roelofs, Wendell Lee was born on July 26, 1938 in Orange City, Iowa, United States. Son of Edward and Edith (Beyers) Roelofs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1964. Doctor of Science (honorary) (honorary), Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1985.

Doctor of Science (honorary) (honorary), Indiana University, 1986. Doctor of Science (honorary) (honorary), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1988. Doctor of Science (honorary), University of Lund, Sweden, 1989.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Free University Brussels, 1989.

Career

Predoctoral fellow National Institutes of Health, 1962—1964. National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964. Assistant professor Department Entomology Cornell University, Geneva, 1965—1969, associate professor Department Entomology, 1969—1976, professor, since 1976, Liberty Hyde Bailey professor insect biochemistry, since 1978, chairman department, 1991—2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Fellow: Entomological Society of America (J. Everett Bussart Memorial award 1973, Founder's Memorial award 1980, Distinguished Achievement award Eastern branch 1983), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: American Academy Arts and Science, American Chemical Society (Sterling B. Hendricks award 1994, Spencer award 2001), National Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi (Outstanding Faculty award 2007).

Connections

Married Donna R. Gray, December 23, 1989. Children by previous marriage: Brenda Jo, Caryn Jean, Jeffrey Lee, KevinJon.

father:
Edward Roelofs

mother:
Edith (Beyers) Roelofs

spouse:
Joanna Roelofs

child:
Brenda Jo Roelofs

child:
Caryn Jean Roelofs

child:
Jeffrey Lee Roelofs

child:
Kevin Jon Roelofs