Charles Arntzen Retirement Reception & Celebration

Charles Arntzen Retirement Reception & Celebration

September 22, 2017


727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287


Biodesign Institute, B Atrium

Date and Time

November 2, 2017, 4:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Plan to join the Arizona State University retirement celebration for Charles Arntzen.

Charlie is a Regents’ Professor and a Florence Ely Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair at the Biodesign Institute and the School of Life Sciences. He is the founding director of the Biodesign Institute and an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. Charlie is a pioneer in the development of plant-based vaccines for human disease prevention – with special emphasis on the needs of poor countries – and for disease prevention in animal agriculture.

Fast Magazine chose him as the Most Creative Person in Business in 2015 for his work on fighting Ebola with tobacco. He received the USDA Award for Superior Service, and served as chairman of the National Biotechnology Policy Board of the National Institutes of Health. From 2001-2009 he served as a member of former President George W. Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology. 

Charlie has been on the board of directors of DeKalb Genetics and currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced BioNutrition, Inc. and on the Scientific Advisory Board of Protalix, Inc. 

Consider a gift to continue Charlie’s legacy at ASU at: The goal of the fund is to support renaming the Biodesign Auditorium to the Arntzen Auditorium and establish a free community “grand challenges” lecture series of the highest scientific caliber.