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Alfred "Roc" Ordman
Biochemistry Program
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Beloit College

Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, Rush Medical College, 1988-2005
Author: Nutrition Investigator


At Beloit 1977-2015

PERSONAL: Roc Ordman is married to the former Dance Instructor at Beloit, Eliza Freeman and has six children and 7 grandchildren as of 2016. He taught many courses, from Nutrition to Nerve Signaling to General Biology to Physiology to "What are the rules of the game of life?" to Organic Chemistry to Science Policy. He has traveled throughout the United States and more than 32 foreign countries, has worked in academia at institutions like Tel Aviv University in Israel, in industry at companies like Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland, in the military as a Preventive Medical Officer while serving in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, and in medical institutions like Rush Medical College. He was a Kellogg National Fellow, one of 50 people in the nation selected as future leaders of America.

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Given all the progress in nutrition research, how do we inform people about intelligent nutrition? See USA Today, page 1, October 22, 1994. Below are some of Roc's publications:

“Room for a New Generation”, Roc Ordman, Science 351: 886 (19 Feb 2016)

"Two Grams BID is an Oral Dosage of Vitamin C to Reduce the Risk of Recurrence of Superficial Bladder Carcinoma", Folk, E., Downs, T.,  Ordman, A.B., J. Cancer Therapy 6, 169-176 (2015)

“Nutrition for consciousness”, chapter, “Fish Oil: Production, Consumption and Health Benefits”, Nova Science, 2011.

" Vitamin C Twice a Day Enhances Health", A. "Roc" Ordman, Health, 2:8 August, 2010

Ordman, A.B., "Pilot study for an age- and gender-based nutrient signaling system for weight control", AGE 30: (2008)

Ordman, A.B., "Background for the consensus conference on the value of consuming vitamin C and E supplements", AGE 22: 127 (1999)

Ordman, A. B., "Recommendations for Vitamin C Intake", JAMA Vol. 282 No. 22, December 8, 1999

Moser, L. R. and A. B. Ordman, "Design for a study to determine optimal dosage of ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol in humans", AGE 28: 77-84 (2006)

1. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison - Biochemistry Thesis: Modelling of Predator-Prey Interactions in Continuous Fermentation

2. Post-doc - University of Minnesota - Enzyme kinetics of UDP-glucose dehydrogenase

3. Sabbaticals

a. University of Utah with Dr. Ray White - sequencing the human genome

b. University of Wisconsin McArdle Cancer Research Labs- mechanism of skin cancer in mice

c. Ciba-Geigy, Basel, Switzerland - Cloning and Expression of 5-a-reductase in yeast, drug design for prostate hyperplasia

d. Napa Valley, California - human nutrition and human aging

e. Kenya - Egerton University, HIV/AIDS grant development

f. Madison, WI-Primate Research Center, caloric restriction

Current Research Interests:

1. Nutraceutical treatment of obesity.

2. Treatment of cancer with vitamin C, esp. superficial bladder carcinoma

3. Mechanism of aging - especially antioxidant vitamins A, C, E. This research involves determining appropriate dosages of antioxidant vitamins and water-soluble minerals for the human diet .

4. The biochemistry of youthful exuberance. Now that we are close to unraveling how to extend human life indefinitely, we need to understand what makes people want to stay alive and enjoy life. For lack of a formal term, I call it youthful exuberance. Young people want to be alive. But as people age, many lose that desire. What does that mean biochemically?

5. Informing the public about intelligent nutrition - see recent book by Walter Willett, head of School of Public Health, Harvard University.

If you have questions, please send a message to him at He really likes email.

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