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 Expert  725274

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

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Illinois (IL)
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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.

molecular biology

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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;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Laser Welding, Laser Material, Laser Applications, etc.
Industrial Minerals, Glass Raw Materials,Glass Sand
Thermal and Fluid Systems Engineering Design, Analysis,...
Process Engineering and Chemistry of Inorganic Chemicals

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1962   PhD   Biophysics   MIT  
1957   BA   Biosciences   University of Michigan   Phi Beta kappa

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to


(Undisclosed University)


Microbiology and Immunology




Research in bacterial molecular genetics of toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, cadmium, silver and others. Extensive editorial work for journals and books. Consulting for start-up and larger companies; and collaboration.

1966 to 1986


Washington University


Biology and Microbiology


Assistant to Full Professor


Research, teaching and service as academic professor. Also applied research and consulting.

Career Accomplishments:

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. AAUP. 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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Springer Verlag  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1980 to 2007   NSF, DOE, NIH, and EPA   Reviewer   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.

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

Additional Skills and Services:

The expert has given many workshops, short courses, and seminars, especially on genomics and writing and editing scientific papers and reports.


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