Professor of Chemistry
Professor Arthur Robinson carries out laboratory research on the deamidation of peptides and proteins and on the development of new analytical methods for the clinical laboratory. He also works on the development of home schooling techniques and on the public dissemination of information on civil defense. Approximately 60,000 American children use the Robinson home school curriculum, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has commended and utilized Robinson work on emergency preparedness. Dr. Robinson also edits the newsletter, Access to Energy.
Educated at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California at San Diego, UCSD, Dr. Robinson served as a faculty member of UCSD until co-founding the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine with Linus Pauling in 1973. Beginning with their initial work together on general anesthesia and the structure of water at Caltech in 1961, Pauling and Robinson carried out published research on a wide variety of topics from nuclear physics to nutrition until 1978. They ceased work together in 1978 because of a disagreement between them on the effects of ascorbic acid on the growth rate of cancer in mice.
In 1981, Dr. Robinson, his wife, chemist Laurelee Robinson, Martin Kamen, and later joined by, R. Bruce Merrifield, cofounded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.
In recent years, separately from his work at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Dr. Robinson has directed the Petition Project, which has obtained the support and signatures of more than 31,000 American scientists for a petition opposed entirely on scientific grounds published in peer reviewed journals - to the hypothesis of "human-caused global warming."
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine