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John Toivonen

Dr. Toivonen was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945. He received his B.S. in Life Science from MIT in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA in 1976. His thesis research involved investigation of the 5'-triphosphate termini of RNA molecules. Dr. Toivonen was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin, where he purified and characterized proteins from the 40S ribosomal subunit of wheat germ. He was a visiting professor in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 1992, 1993, and 1994 and he has been a member of the chemistry faculty at Santa Monica College since 1977.



Course Information

Chem 22


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Last revision: 3 March 1999