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Former CBC Professor F. Raymond Salemme


It is with great sadness that we announce that Dr. F. Raymond Salemme, a faculty member in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments of the University of Arizona from 1973-83, passed away on July 24, 2019.  He was a scientist-entrepreneur who worked in both academia and industry. Originally trained as an X-ray crystallographer, he pioneered the development of structural and biophysical methods for protein engineering and drug discovery. He established the Protein Engineering Division at Genex in 1982. Subsequently, he built and directed multidisciplinary scientific groups at DuPont Central Research, DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals, and Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals. In 2004 he founded Imiplex to develop nanotechnology applications based on engineered proteins. Dr. Salemme authored over 100 scientific publications and is an inventor on 41 US Patents, covering nanotechnology, computational methods for drug discovery, engineered proteins, and instrumentation for high throughput screening and protein characterization. For additional details click here. 

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