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Edward Asahel Birge

Edward Asahel Birge, American microbiology educator. President Bustoz Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, Tempe, 1995; moderator Desert Palm Church, Tempe, 1998, United Christian Church Yakima, 2007. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (secretary-treasurer Arizona branch 1989-2004).

Background

  • Birge, Edward Asahel was born on July 30, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edward A. and Dorothy Erlinda (Arneson) Birge.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1971.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1972. Assistant professor microbiology Arizona State University, Tempe, 1972-1977, associate professor microbiology, 1977—2004, chair microbiology department, 1991-2001, professor emeritus, since 2004. Adjunct faculty Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington, since 2004.

    Works

    • Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics
    • Genetic investigations and manipulations of bacteria and bacteriophage have made vital contributions to our basic understanding of living cells and to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology.
    • Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics
    • Genetic investigations and manipulations of bacteria and bacteriophage have made vital contributions to our basic understanding of living cells and to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology.

    Membership

    President Bustoz Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, Tempe, 1995. Moderator Desert Palm Church, Tempe, 1998, United Christian Church Yakima, 2007. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (secretary-treasurer Arizona branch 1989-2004).

    Connections

    • Married Lynn Ellen Weber, August 20, 1966 (divorced February 1983). 1 child, Colin; Married Lori G. Pearce, August 31, 1984. Children: Anna, Mara.
    • father: Edward A. Birge
    • mother: Dorothy Erlinda (Arneson) Birge
    • spouses: Lynn Ellen Weber
    • Lori G. Pearce
    • children: Colin Birge
    • Anna Birge
    • Mara Birge
    Edward Asahel Birge
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    Born July 30, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      University Wisconsin
    • 1971
      University Wisconsin
    • 1970 - 1972
      Postdoctoral fellow, Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1972 - 1977
      assistant, professor microbiology Arizona State University
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
    • 1991 - 2001
      assistant, professor microbiology Arizona State University
    • 2004
      adjunct faculty Yakima Valley Community College
      Yakima, Washington, United States