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Zofia (Sonia) T. Glazer

  • Licenciee en Sciences Chimiques (MS), University of Brussels, Belgium (cum laude), 1953
  • Docteur en Sciences Chimiques (PhD), University of Brussels, Belgium (summa cum laude), 1956
  • Research fellow, Arthritis Research Department, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (topic: synthesis of amino sugars in connection with collagen research), Boston, 1956-1959.
  • Research chemist, The Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology (topic: Reproductive Steroids), Shrewsbury, Mass., 1959-1961.
  • Math tutor, hands-on science instructor, and substitute instructor, Shrewsbury Public Schools, 1971-1974.
  • Instructor of general chemistry, honors chemistry, physical science, earth science, and algebra I, Worcester Academy, 1974-1997.
  • Adjunct assistant professor, chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1997-present.


  • Fluent in English, French, Polish, Russian, German, and Yiddish.

Featured Publications

  • Z. Tarasiejska Glazer and M. Gut. “Synthesis of 3 Beta-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one-4-C 14 and 3 Beta hydroxy pregn-5-en-20-one-4-C 14,” J. Org. Chem. 20: 4725 (1961).
  • R.W. Jeanloz, Z. Tarasiejska, and D. Jeanloz. “Synthesis of 1,6-Anhydro-2-deoxy-2-amino-idose,” J. Org. Chem. (1959).
  • Z. Tarasiejska and R.W. Jeanloz. “Acetohalogen Derivatives and Glycosides of D-Galactosamine,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 80:6325 (1958).  
  • Z. Tarasiejska and R.W. Jeanloz. “The Synthesis of D-Gulosamine Hydrochloride,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 79:4215 (1957).
  • Z. Tarasiejska and R.W. Jeanloz. “The Synthesis of D-Gulosamine,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 79:2660 (1957).  
  • R.H. Martin and Z. Tarasiejska. “Synthèse de Derives de l’Imidazo(4,5-β)pyrazine et de l’Imidazolino(1,2-α)pyrazine (nouveau système cyclique),” Bull. Soc. Chim. Belg. 66:136 (1957).
  • Z. Tarasiejska.  “Synthesis of Derivatives of Imidazo(4,5-β)pyrazine and of Imadazolino(1,2-α)pyrazine,”, PhD Thesis, University of Brussels, July 1956.
  • Z. Tarasiejska. “Synthesis of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-Tetrabenzofluorene and of 9,9’-Diphenanthryl Methane through the Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement,” MS Thesis, University of Brussels, October 1953.




Professional Highlights

  • O’Connell Award for Outstanding Teacher at Worcester Academy (faculty selected), 1991
  • Travel Fellowship from the Belgian Federation of University Women, 1956
  • Henry De Graef Prize, University of Brussels, 1953
  • Scholarship from the Centre Interuniversitaire de Chimie Organique, Belgium, 1953
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