1987 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



John R. Fike, Ph.D.
Class of 1965

Born:  August 11, 1947  - Place:  Los Angeles, California. 
Parents:  Glen and Elizabeth Fike.

At El Segundo High School

Member of the Biology Club, served as arch bearer, Senior Justice on student court, member of Varsity Track Team, member of Varsity Football Team (1964 Pioneer League Champions).


Received Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Callifornia State University at Long Beach, 1970.  Master of Science Degree in Radiology, University of California at Irvine, 1972.  Ph.D. in Radiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1978.  Also studied radiation biology at the University of Wisconsin (Madison).


Graduate Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University at Long Beach, California Research Associate Department of Immuno Chemistry Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Ilinois, National Institute of Health Post Doctoral Fellow, Departmentof Radiation Oncology, the George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, NIH Post Doctoral Fellow Assistant Research Biologist and Assistant Professor in Residence Departments of Radiation Oncology Radiology and Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, significant involvement in brain tumor research at Radiation Oncology Specialist at the Brain Tumor Research Center in San Francisco.

Professional organizations include:  Radiation Research Society, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology andOncology, American Association for Advancement of Science.


"In the selection of a career, it is important that your decision be based on what you want to do and not what others want for you.  Don't be afraid to be innovative, take some time and think about your wants and needs and be prepared to work hard.  You can find a role model at home, at school, or in your community.  Observe and talk to him or her about what is required to be successful.  The happiness and peace of mind that comes with doing what you truly want to do will help you excel and will make the everyday stresses of life easier to handle.”