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Expert in Microbial Molecular Biology of Toxic Heavy Metals, Genomics, etc.

Expert ID: 725274 Illinois, USA

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Extensive research experience in microbial biochemistry, especially DNA sequencing and bacterial enzymes and membrane pumps.

Extensive experience with a wide range of bacteria, including Bacillus, E. coli, Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus. Mainly research leading to over 200 publications.

Extensive experience with a range of topics and topics, including DNA, RNA and proteins. Mainly research leading to over 200 publications.

Expert has consulted on an ad hoc or continuing basis with many companies, both major industrial firms and start-up companies. Expert has served on the Scientific Advisory Committees for several start-up companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1962 Degree: PhD Subject: Biophysics Institution: MIT
Year: 1957 Degree: BA Subject: Biosciences Institution: University of Michigan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Microbiology and Immunology Responsibilities: Research in bacterial molecular genetics of toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, Expert and others. Extensive editorial work for journals and books. Consulting for start-up and larger companies; and collaboration.
Years: 1966 to 1986 Employer: Washington University Title: Assistant to Full Professor Department: Biology and Microbiology Responsibilities: Research, teaching and service as academic professor. Also applied research and consulting.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1980 to 2007 Agency: NSF, DOE, NIH, and EPA Role: Reviewer Description: Grant panels for NSF, DOE, NIH and EPA over years. Also frequent proposal and program reviewer in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Kuwait and elsewhere.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1974 to 2002 Country / Region: Australia Summary: He has enjoyed extensive research (sabbatical leaves) and lecturing experiences, primarily at the ANU in Canberra and at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne
Years: 1986 to Present Country / Region: South Africa Summary: He has had approximately 10 scientific visits, from 3 weeks to 10 months, including research, government consulting and lecturing.
Years: 1982 to 2006 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He has traveled, lectured, organized meetings and consulted with government, universities and industry from Kyushu to Hokaido (different years)during approximately 10 scientific visits to Japan.
Years: 2002 to 2007 Country / Region: Kuwait Summary: He has twice lectured, consulted and advised programs at Kuwait University.
Years: 1993 to 2007 Country / Region: Pakistan Summary: He has participated in Biotechnology Symposia, separately lectured at Universities, and run Workshops on Genomics and Manuscript writing during three visits.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society for Microbiology, American Academy for Microbiology. Vice-Chairperson, Chairperson, 1975, 1976. A.S.M. Division of Physiology and Metabolism. Divisional Lecturer, 1990. Vice-Chairman and Coordinator, 1984, Local Committee of A.S.M. Annual National Meeting. Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer, 1998-2000.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Society for Industrial Microbiology, Charles Thom Award, 1996.
Sigma Xi Chapter, Vice-President, President, 1973, 1974, Washington University Chapter.
Professional Appointments
1) Journal of Bacteriology, Editorial Board, Editor, Editor in Chief, 1978-1987.
2) Section Editor for the ASM "Microbiology" monograph series, 1984-1986.
3) Chairperson and Editor, Dahlem Conference on Biotechnology, Berlin, 1985.
4) Editor and Organizing Committees, Symposia: "Phosphate in Cellular Regulation of Microorganisms," France 1986. "Pseudomonas: Biotransformations, Pathogenesis and Biotechnology," Chicago, 1989, "Pseudomonas: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology," Italy, 1991, "Cellular and Molecular Biology of Phosphate in Microorganisms," Woods Hole Massachusetts, 1993, and "Molecular Biology of Pseudomonas," Japan, 1995.
5) Editorial Board Molecular Toxicology, 1989-1991.
6) Editorial Board, Annual Review of Microbiology, 1989.
7) Editorial Advisory Board, Microbiology Abstracts, Section B, 1993-2003.
8) Biotechnology columnist for The Scientist, 1989-1991.
9) Senior Editor, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 1994-2007. (221 pp. Special issue, 2005).
10) Editorial Board International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 1996-2007.
11) Editor, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 1996- .
12) Board of Book Reviewers, ASM News, 1997-2007. Editorial Advisory Committee (reviews), Microbe, 2007-
13) Editorial Board, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2000-2008.
14) Editorial Board, BioMetals, 2000- .
15) Editorial Board, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, 2002-
16) Editorial Advisory Board, Current Trends in Microbiology, 2003-
17) Scientific Committees for meetings including recently "Biometals-2000" (Tübingen, Germany), "Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB2000) (Kyoto, 2000),"Metals and Cells", Society for Experimental Biology, Canterbury, UK, 2001, and "Biometals-2002", 3rd International Biometals Symposium, London, UK, 2002. Organizer and Editor for "Seventh International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB2004), Chicago 2004. Scientific Committee for Biometals 2004, Germany. Scientific Committee 10th IAEAC Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Specification Luxembourg April 2005.
18) Editorial Board, 2004-2006, Editor in Chief 2007-2011, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.
19) Editorial Board, Engineering in Life Sciences, 2004-
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 200 publications and edited 10 books.

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