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Eleanor Gertrude Alexander Jackson

Eleanor Gertrude Alexander Jackson, American microbiologist. Recipient A. Cressy Morrison prize New York Academy of Sciences, 1944, Grant-in-aid award Sigma Delta Epsilon, 1965. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Micros. Society, New York Academy Medicine (associate); member American Society Microbiology, U.D.C., Sigma Xi, Sigma Delta Epsilon (president Kappa chapter).

Background

  • Jackson, Eleanor Gertrude Alexander was born on July 1, 1904 in New York City. Daughter of Jerome and Gertrude E. (Hammerslough) Alexander.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley College, 1925. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., New York University, 1934.

    Career

    • ; 1 son, Togwell A. Research assistant University Michigan Hospital, 1928-1930. Laboratory assistant Medical College New York University, 1935-1936. Research New York State Branch Laboratory, 1936-1939.

      Research fellow Medical College, Cornell University, 1941-1950. Research bacertiologist Cancer Research Laboratory, 1950-1954. Indiana research, 1954-1960.

      Guest investigator Institute Comparative Medicine, Columbus University, 1960-1965. Consultant research microbiologist, New York City, since 1965. Research associate University San Diego, 1968-1973.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals Discovered L forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, 1944, M leprae, 1945. Cultured M leprae in cell-free broth, 1951-1974. Found DNA in Rousvirus, 1969.

      Research on cancer and other proliferative diseases.

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Micros. Society, New York Academy Medicine (associate). Member American Society Microbiology, U.D.C., Sigma Xi, Sigma Delta Epsilon (president Kappa chapter).

    Clubs: Altrusa, Women's City (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married William R. Jackson, November 1, 1934 (divorced 1947).
    • father: Jerome Alexander
    • mother: Gertrude E. (Hammerslough) Alexander
    • spouse: William R. Jackson
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