Robley J. Light, Ph.D.

Chemistry Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States 
biochemistry, inc. lipid metabolism and fungal secondary metabolism
"Robley Light"

Dr. Light received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 1957 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Duke University in 1961. Following two years of postdoctoral work in Biochemistry with Nobel laureate Konrad Bloch at Harvard University, he joined the Chemistry faculty at Florida State in 1962. He was a Phi Kappa Phi and a National Science Foundation predoctoral fellow at Duke and a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Harvard.

Dr. Light was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 1972. He served as Associate Chairman of Chemistry from 1974-77 and Chairman from 1983-1990. He also served as Acting Director of the Program in Medical Sciences in 1978-79, which was the precursor of the new College of Medicine. He spearheaded the development of the undergraduate degree program in Biochemistry, at the time the only such degree program in a Florida public institution.

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Frank A. Vingiello research assistant 1953-1957 Virginia Tech
Charles R. Hauser grad student 1957-1960 Duke
Konrad Bloch post-doc 1960-1962 Harvard


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Robert Q. Topper research assistant 1981-1982 Florida State
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Light RJ. (2002) Yeast hy droxy fatty acids and fungal polyketides: Lessons learned from the Konrad Bloch laboratory Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 292: 1213-1219
DeGrella RF, Light RJ. (1985) Uptake of fatty acids by isolated heart myocytes. Basic Research in Cardiology. 80: 107-110
Light RJ, Trenary AL. (1984) Biosynthesis of hydroxydocosanoic acid in the yeast Candida bogoriensis Federation Proceedings. 43: no. 2611
Goodloe RS, Light RJ. (1982) Structure and composition of hydrocarbons and fatty acids from a marine blue-green alga, Synechococcus sp. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta (Bba)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism. 710: 485-492
DeGrella RF, Light RJ. (1980) Uptake and metabolism of fatty acids by dispersed adult rat heart myocytes. I. Kinetics of homologous fatty acids Journal of Biological Chemistry. 255: 9731-9738
Light RJ, Vogel G. (1975) 6-Methylsalicylic acid (2,6-cresotic acid) decarboxylase. Methods in Enzymology. 43: 530-40
Light RJ, Vogel G. (1975) [39] 6-Methylsalicylic acid (2,6-cresotic acid) decarboxylase Methods in Enzymology. 43: 530-540
Bryant RW, Light RJ. (1974) Stipitatonic acid biosynthesis. Incorporation of [formyl-14C]-3-methylorcylaldehyde and [14C]stipitaldehydic acid, a new tropolone metabolite Biochemistry. 13: 1516-1522
Light RJ. (1973) Identification and analysis of arachidonic acid in Plexaura homomalla, Var. R And Var. S Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta (Bba)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism. 296: 461-465
Esders TW, Light RJ. (1972) Characterization and in vivo production of three glycolipids from Candida bogoriensis: 13 glucopyranosylglucopyranosyloxydocosanoic acid and its mono and diacetylated derivatives Journal of Lipid Research. 13: 663-671
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