Chemistry and Biochemistry

Harry W. Orf, BS 1971

 

Harry W. Orf, BS 1971, was Director of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Principal Associate in Genetics at Harvard Medical School when he received the award. Harry received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry at Harvard University with Professor E. J. Corey in 1976. In 2004 he was appointed Vice President for Scientific Operations and Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute - Scripps Florida in Jupiter, FL. Since arriving in Florida, Harry has been named to the Board of Directors of the South Florida Science Museum, the Florida Coalition for the Improvement in Math and Science, the Florida Research Consortium, and BioFlorida, and was recently named Chair of the BioFlorida Committee on Education. He retired in September, 2004 at the rank of Colonel from the 804th Medical Brigade, US Army Reserves, where he spent a year on active duty serving with the Brigade in Iraq and Kuwait, and earning a Bronze Star.