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Marion L. Greaser | by UW–Madison CALS
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Marion L. Greaser

Dr. Marion Lewis Greaser not only completed an impressive 42 year tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a preeminent muscle biologist and meat scientist, but he also earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at UW. His work resulted in 169 refereed publications, 44 symposium and invited presentations, 14 book chapters, and a textbook. His early efforts led to the characterization and naming of the subunits of the regulatory protein troponin. Later in his career he made major contributions to understanding the structure and function of the giant protein titin, including a discovery of a mutation in rats that mimics human dilated cardiomyopathy. Dr. Greaser was an outstanding instructor and also served as a dedicated Director of the Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory.

Grow feature story about Greaser found here:

grow.cals.wisc.edu/health/getting-to-the-heart-of-a-problem

A 3-minute audio interview with Greaser found here:

fyi.uwex.edu/news/2013/03/29/heart-disease-gene-uncovered/

 

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Taken on February 21, 2014