Case Western Reserve University
Vincent C. Hascall, Jr. was born in Burwell, Nebraska in 1940. He attended the California Institute of Technology and earned a B.S. in 1962. After graduating he enrolled at Rockefeller University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1969. While at Rockefeller, Hascall met Alan Kapuler who had won a Westinghouse Prize in high school for using a new method for meristem cultures on an orchid species. As a result Kapuler was taken to Bogota, Colombia to learn how specimens were collected and preserved.Hascall is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a position he has held since 1995. He also received the NIH Merit Award in 1979, was President of the Society for Complex Carbohydrates in 1987, and was awarded the Karl Meyer Award for Glycoconjugate Research from the Society for Complex Carbohydrates in 1992.
His research area includes Chemistry and metabolism of macromolecules,Proteoglycans and Orchids,Proteinpolysaccharide Complex from Bovine Nasal Cartilage and Aggregation of Cartilage Proteoglycans.