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Call Number: MSS 262 A. 06-73

Title:John F. Templeton fonds.

Dates: 1953-2006.

Extent: 1.75 m. of textual records.

Biographical sketch:

Biography of John F. Templeton was born March 6, 1936 in Curling( now a part of Corner Brook), Newfoundland. He obtained his BSc (honors) from Memorial University in 1956 & an MSc the following year. He was the first Newfoundland student to complete both degrees majoring in Chemistry. Awarded a Rothermere Fellowship he studied at Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of London. His supervisor Professor D.H.R. Barton, later Sir D.H.R. Barton, F.R.S. received the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 1969. He received his PHD in organic chemistry from the University of London in 1961 and a D.I.C. from Imperial CCollege. Templeton did postdoctoral work at UCLA (1961-1962), Brandeis University (1962-1964) & the University of London (1964-1967). He joined the School of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in 1967. He was made full professor in 1975.
Dr. Templeton's research has been directed toward the structure-metabolism relationships, steroid enzyme inhibition of potential value in the treatment of hormone dependent cancers, and on the cardiotonic structure-activity relationships between the plant cardiac glycosides and hormonal steroids, latterly in relation to an endogenous human steroid equivalent . Dr. Templeton gained an international reputation for his research on the organic and medicinal chemistry of steroids and serves on the editorial board of the journal, Steroids. In 2001 he was given a
Doctor of Science by the University of London. In 2002 he was made a Professor Emeritius by the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the Department of Archives & Special Collections by the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2006.

Scope & content: The fonds is divided into 5 series. They include: Biographical information, articles & papers, course material, research material & student research notebooks.

Restrictions on access: Permission must be obtained to copy the student notebooks.

Restrictions on use: Permission must be obtained to copy the student notebooks.

Accruals: No further accruals are anticipated.

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