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Employment History


The Building and Grounds Committee

Research Biochemist

Abbott Laboratories company


Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Emeritus
Vanderbilt University

Board Member
Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Board Member
Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation



University of Illinois , Urbana

bachelor of science degree

College of the City of New York

master's degree

Oberlin College

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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.

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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.

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