Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., PhD


Title: Professor
Company: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., PhD, Professor at the University of Notre Dame, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Biological Sciences.

Dr. Fraser has been a biology professor at Notre Dame since 2002, and is known for developing his patent on recombinant baculovirus occlusion bodies in vaccines and biological insecticides, as well as a patent on the PiggyBac transposable element for transgenic engineering. He has been in the field since 1981, and has performed research under numerous grants, as well as the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Research Career Development Awards from the National Institutes of Health from 1991 to 1996, and recognitions from the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Society of Microbiology.

A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World, Dr. Fraser is an alumnus of Wheeling Jesuit University, and earned a MS and PhD from Ohio State University. He was a fellow of Pennsylvania State University, and worked with Texas A&M University until 1983.  Dr. Fraser joined Notre Dame that year, and has served as a consultant with its American Biogenetic Sciences section, as well as a member of its scientific advisory board.

Dr. Fraser is a civic leader as well as an assistant coach of the Irish Youth Hockey League in South Bend, Indiana, and a den leader of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a contributor to scientific literature, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former chairman of the invertebrate division of the Tissue Culture Association. He also holds membership with the American Society for Virology, the American Chemical Society, and the Entomological Society of America. In his free time, Dr. Fraser enjoys sailing, hiking, camping, and canoeing.

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