About the Series
Involved in the pharmaceutical industry for many years, Jack and Gertrude Marcus established the Missouri Analytical laboratories in 1964 as an independent pharmaceutical testing and manufacturing company. In 1974, they founded the Missouri Research laboratory, a manufacturing company which produces povidone-iodine powder, an antibacterial agent used in surgical scrubs and liquid preps.
Jack Marcus was an active member of the St. Louis section of the ACS during the sixties and seventies. He worked as Affiliate Director of the Continuing Education Extension at Washington University, and organized a successful lecture series. He received the ACS Board of Directors Citation in 1967 for his work in Continuing Education. Jack Marcus was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health and Honorary Vice President of the St. Louis University. He also established the Leopold Marcus Award Competition at St. Louis University.
Marcus Lecture Committee
The committee organizing the Marcus Lecture is entirely student-run and student-governed. Graduate students select future committee members, all of whom serve for 2 years.
2nd-year graduate students: Nick Alaniva, Abby Delawder, Erin Gemmell, Daniel Mulrow
3rd-year graduate students: Leonel Griego, Meikun Shen, Ike West, Kendra White-Drayton