Papers of UC San Diego chemist Murray Goodman, including correspondence, a few manuscripts, and teaching materials.
Murray Goodman was born in New York City in 1928. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Brooklyn College in 1949 before attending
University of California, Berkeley where he earned his doctorate while studying in the lab of Nobel Prize winning scientist
Melvin Calvin. His postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cambridge University in England focused
on the emerging area of peptide chemistry. He returned to New York City in 1956 to join the faculty of the Polytechnic Institute
of Brooklyn as an assistant professor. He was promoted to full professor in 1964, and became the director of the Polymer Research
Institute soon afterwards. Goodman joined the faculty of UC San Diego in 1970, where he remained until his death in 2004.
He served in many capacities at UC San Diego, including Chair of the Chemistry Department and Provost of Revelle College.
He was also honored with an eponymous endowed professorship, the Goodman Chair in Chemistry.
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