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David Paul Labeda

David Paul Labeda, American microbiologist. Achievements include 14 United States patents. Research grantee Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation, 1991-1994.


  • Labeda, David Paul was born on August 3, 1948 in Kingston, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Paul and Ellen Florence (Watkins) Labeda.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1970. Master of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1975.


    • National Defense Education Act fellow Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1970-1973, graduate assistant, 1973-1975. Postdoctoral associate Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1975-1977. Senior microbiologist Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1977-1979.

      Senior research microbiologist American Cyanamid division Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, New York, 1979-1983. Microbiologist USDA/ARS/NCAUR, Peoria, Illinois, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include 14 United States patents.


    • Associate editor International Journal Systems Bacteriology, since 1995.


    Associate member board Bergey's Manual Trust, East Lansing, Michigan, 1992-1995. Fellow American Academy Microbiology. Member American Society for Microbiology (chairman-elect division R 1994-1995, chairman 1995-1996), Society for Industrial Microbiology, United States Federation for Culture Collections, International Committee Systematic Bacteriology (executive secretary-treasurer 1994-1999, vice chairman since 1999).


    • Married Bernice Julia Brehm, June 27, 1970. Children: Joshua David, Michael Andrew.
    • father: Paul Labeda
    • mother: Ellen Florence (Watkins) Labeda
    • spouse: Bernice Julia Brehm
    • children: Joshua David Labeda
    • Michael Andrew Labeda
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    Born August 3, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1972
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1975
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1970 - 1973
      National Defense Education Act fellow, Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      postdoctoral associate, Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      senior, microbiologist Abbott Laboratories
      North Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      senior, research microbiologist American Cyanamid division Lederle Laboratories
      Pearl River, Louisiana, United States
    • 1983
      microbiologist, USDA/ARS/NCAUR
      Peoria, Arizona, United States
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