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Wendell L. Roelofs (born 1938) was the first researcher to characterize insect sex pheromone structures, developing microchemical techniques for the isolation and identification of pheromone components. Roelofs obtained his B.S. in chemistry in 1960 from Central College in Pella, Iowa and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University in 1964. Currently he is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Insect Biochemistry at the Department of Entomology at Cornell University in Geneva, New York.

Roelofs received National Medal of Science in 1983.

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