The NU SKIN family dearly miss Dr. Mitscher. (May 22, 2015)

The NU SKIN family dearly miss
Dr. Lester A. Mitscher

May 22, 2015


Distinguished Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Kansas, a member of the NU SKIN Scientific Advisory Board (SAB),Dr. Lester A. Mitscher passed away on May8,2015.


Dr. Mitscher was a brilliant researcher, an excellent communicator and a valuable contributor to the NU SKIN Scientific Advisory Board.

The NU SKIN family is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Lester A. Mitscher, Ph.D. and sends its heartfelt condolences to his family. Dr. Mitscher actively served as a member of the NU SKIN Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for nearly 20 years until his passing. He was a renowned chemist, and his knowledge of the intersection between biology and chemistry contributed valuable insight to the science behind many of our PHARMANEX products.


Dr. Mitscher was a student of the late Dr. Carl Djerassi, and he went on to publish more than 270 research papers, author and coauthor seven books on drug discovery and hold 15 U.S. and global patents. Throughout his decorated career, he earned numerous awards including an Award in Medicinal Chemistry from the  American Chemical Society, the Research Achievement Award in Natural Products Chemistry from the American Pharmaceutical Association and The Norman Farnsworth Research Achievement Award from the American Society for Pharmacognosy.


The NU SKIN  family will dearly miss Dr. Mitscher.