Todd Schuster, 67, professor emeritus of biochemistry and biophysics, died Nov. 20 at the John Dempsey Hospital.
Schuster, who joined the UConn faculty in 1970, had a productive scientific career. The founding director of the Biotechnology Center at UConn, he served as its director from 1986 to 1990. He also was program director of the National Analytical Ultracentrifugation Facility at the University from 1987 to 1998.
Schuster was an assistant professor at the State University of New York-Buffalo from 1966 to 1970. From 1963 to 1966, he was a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany.
He contributed many research articles on biopolymers, hemoglobin and virus structure and assembly to professional journals, and was a grant reviewer on many National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation panels in Washington.
Schuster earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a doctorate in molecular biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1963.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Barnes, and his daughter Lela.
Memorial services were held Nov. 24.