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Dr. Oscar Touster

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Professor Emeritus of Molecular B...

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Local Address:  Tennessee , United States
Vanderbilt University
2100 West End Ave.Suite 700
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the...   more

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  • Ph.D.
    University of Illinois , Urbana
  • bachelor of science degree
    College of the City of New York
  • master's degree
    Oberlin College
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Faces of ORAU: Oscar Touster, 5 Mar 2009 [cached]
Home > About ORAU > History > Faces of ORAU > Oscar Touster
Oscar Touster
Oscar TousterDr. Oscar Touster, Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, was president of ORAU from 1976 to 1988 and chairman of the Board of Directors from 1988 to 1991.He currently sits on ORAU's Board of Directors.
Dr. Touster was also chairman of the department of molecular biology at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Touster has been affiliated with ORAU since 1963, when he was the Vanderbilt representative on the Council of Sponsoring Institutions.He served as chairman of the Medical Committee from 1965 to 1970, as chairman of the Nominating Committee in 1967, and on the Medical Review Committee in 1970.
From 1970 to 1973, he was chairman of the council, and he has sat on the Board of Directors since 1973.From 1974 to 1976 he was vice president of the Board of Directors before being elected president.
A native of New York, N.Y., Dr. Touster earned his bachelor of science degree from the College of the City of New York, his master's degree from Oberlin College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana.Before embarking on his academic career, Dr. Touster was a chemist at Atlas Powder Company and a research biochemist at Abbott Laboratories.
Dr. Touster was the recipient of many honors, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Theobald Smith Award in the Medical Sciences and the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award.He was also a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
He published widely in a variety of books and journals, including Organic Reactions, the American Journal of Medicine, the Encyclopedia of Biochemistry, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
Dr. Touster presently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a professor emeritus of molecular biology and biochemistry at Vanderbilt University.
GNUUC Timeline - Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist, 21 July 2015 [cached]
One-year terms: Barbara Belfiglio, Joan Marz, and Oscar Touster
1998-2002â€"Oscar Touster
Congregation Governance - Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Dec 2012 [cached]
Adult RE: Oscar Touster
Chairman is Oscar Touster.
ORAU: The Faces of ORAU - key leaders in the history of the organization, 23 Feb 2012 [cached]
Dr. Oscar Touster
Dr. Oscar Touster
President of ORAU Recognized for his contributions to the field of molecular biology, Dr. Oscar Touster became ORAU president after serving in several roles associated with the organization's Board of Directors and Council of Sponsoring Institutions.
Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8 June 2009 [cached]
Eva married her husband, Oscar, in 1944.
Oscar Touster is Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt, and a former chair of the Department of Molecular Biology. She and Oscar are founding members of GNUUC.
We hold Oscar, Alison, Julia, Jeremy and their family close in our thoughts and prayers.
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