Robert C.A. Frederickson

page 1 | page 2 | page 3





home | back to NIHM website
The Book Of Life
Alphabetical Story Index
Taken from the Icelandic Appeal website, circa 2000.
Frederickson, Robert C.A.

I, Robert Curtis, was educated at the University of Manitoba where I received a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology. I married Angela Gorman in 1963 in Winnipeg and we had 3 children: Robert Murray (b. June 20, 1964), Karen Elizabeth (b. Sept. 30, 1965) and Vicki Jane (b. March 1, 1968).

After completing Post-graduate work in Neurophysiology, I joined Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis and worked there for 12 years during which I was involved, among other things, in the development of the antidepressant Prozac. In 1984 I was recruited by Monsanto Co. to join a small group building a Health Care Division at the St. Louis, MO location of Monsanto.

By 1986 I was managing Research and Development groups in St. Louis, in Skokie, IL (G.D.Searle & Co.) and in Brussels, Belgium (Continental Pharma), all part of Monsanto Co.

In 1989 I was recruited as founding management of a start-up biotechnology company, Gliatech Inc, in Cleveland, OH where I served as Chief Technical Officer and Senior and Executive Vice President until the company went public in 1995.

Shortly thereafter I moved to Seattle, WA where I co-founded the company UltraImage Inc based on medical imaging technology at the University of Washington. I served as President and CEO of this company until the fall of 1999 when I negotiated an acquisition of UltraImage by another company in the Washington area.

I accepted a Board position with the newly merged company and established a new company, Discovery International Venture Catalysts Inc. in Victoria, B.C. where my family and I now reside.

I am now married to Anita M. Ruff and we have one daughter, Kristin Karli, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 13, 1991. Kristin just finished grade 3 at Glenlyon-Norfolk School in Victoria.


Vicki Jane, Robert Curtis Arthur, Kristin Karli, Karen Elizabeth, and Robert Murray

Robert Murray obtained a B.Sc. (Biochemistry) from McGill University, a Masters in Molecular Biology from the Dept. of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology at McGill University. After completing Postgraduate studies in Molecular Biology in the Dept. of Genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle he was recruited to New York where he is presently Senior Editor of the medical science journal Nature Medicine.

Karen Elizabeth obtained a B.Sc. in Physical Geography from McGill University, a Pre-Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Landscape Architecture, Land Resource Planning, from the University of Illinois. She presently resides in Indianapolis where she is Director, Community Analysis, The Polis Center, Indiana University.

Vicki Jane obtained a B.A.(Anthropology) and is now working on a Masters in Information Science at the University of Indiana. She is an Applications Analyst with the Indiana University Medical Group-Specialty Care and resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Michael Croddy, and their son Jason Robert Croddy who was born Sept. 18, 1999