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02-28-2000

Luck Granted Tenure And Promoted

Clarkson University President Denny Brown announced today that Linda A. Luck of Plattsburgh, assistant professor of chemistry, has been granted tenure as of February 11. Luck has also been promoted to associate professor as of that date.

Luck’s research interests cover a diverse range of biochemistry that incorporates the theme of structure/function relationships in receptor proteins.  She has published more than 40 articles and abstracts in this area. She has been at Clarkson since 1994, when she arrived as a visiting professor.  In 1996, she became an assistant professor in the departments of Biology and Chemistry.  Before that, Luck was a senior staff scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Luck is a member of the American Chemical Society and served as its Northern New York Section Vice-Chair from 1996-97.  She is also a member of The Protein Society, the Association of Women in Science, and the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont.  Luck earned her Ph.D. from the University of Vermont, and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder and University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her master’s degree from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, and her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Potsdam.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,902 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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