Glen Arth Seminar Series

Glen Arth graduated from Saint John's University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1933. He then attended the University of Colorado where he obtained a master's degree in chemistry. He went to work for the pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, where he worked until his death in September 1975. Glen Arth made many important contributions in the synthesis and biochemistry of steroids. Notable among his accomplishments was his participation in the synthesis of cortisone. 

In 1976, Glen Arth's friends and coworkers at Merck, Sharpe & Dohme established the Glen Arth scholarship and Glen Arth Seminar Series in his memory. The Glen Arth Seminar Series in Chemistry features expert speakers from a range of areas in the chemical sciences.

Fall 2017 Lecture Schedule

Monday, September 4, 4:30 pm

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB

ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic Diseases

Prof. Surtaj Iram, South Dakota State University


Thursday, September 28, 4:15 pm     

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB

Bench to bedside, and back again: The reciprocal advancement of clinical medicine and basic science.

Daryl Fields, SJU ’10 (BCHM), M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Thursday, TBD, 4:15 pm

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB

Polymers and coatings from plants: replacing petrochemicals with renewables

Dean Webster, Department of Polymers and Coatings, North Dakota State University