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Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Sciences Arthur Fishkin Is Remembered

The longtime Academy member and native New Yorker was especially known for connective tissues research at Creighton University.

Published October 01, 2010

Arthur Fishkin, a longtime Academy member who was known for his work on N-acetylneuramidate lyase and glycoproteins in connective tissues, died in May on his 80th birthday of complications from lung cancer. The New York native was Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., where he was a member of the biochemistry faculty for nearly 40 years.

Fishkin graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1948 and earned his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Iowa in 1957. He taught at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and New Mexico State University before joining the faculty at Creighton in 1968, where he stayed until his retirement at age 77.