Charles Swenson, PhD

Charles Swenson, PhDContact Information

Address: 51 Newton Road, 4-403 BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242


Charles Swenson is a 1959 PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Iowa, who joined the Biochemistry faculty as an associate in 1960.  He rose through the ranks as assistant professor (1962), associate professor (1967), and professor (1972), before serving as head (1985-1987).  His principal research interests were on the physical chemistry of peptides and on the interactions and dynamics of troponins and tropomyosins as approaches to define the molecular basis for muscle contraction.