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Betty Jane Abbott

Betty Jane Abbott, American biologist, cancer researcher. Certified teacher, Virginia. Member American Association Cancer Research, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Chi Beta Phi.

Background

  • Abbott, Betty Jane was born on October 13, 1931 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Richard William and Delena Jane (Huffman) Abbott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Radford University, 1952. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1955. Postgraduate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1959.

    Career

    • Teacher Henry County Schools, Martinsville, Virginia, 1952-1953, Roanoke County Schools, 1953-1957. Graduate instructor zoology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1957-1959. Biologist United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, 1959-1960.

      Biologist National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, from 1960.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Virginia.

    Works

    • Contributor to numerous science publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Church

    Membership

    Member American Association Cancer Research, New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Chi Beta Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, fishing.

    Connections

    • father: Richard William Abbott
    • mother: Delena Jane (Huffman) Abbott
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    Born October 13, 1931
    Died January 9, 2007
    (aged 75)
    Nationality
    • 1952
      Radford University
    • 1955
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 1959
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 1952 - 1953
      Teacher, Henry County Schools
      Martinsville, Virginia, United States
    • 1953 - 1957
      Teacher, Henry County Schools
    • 1957 - 1959
      graduate instructor, zoology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
      Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      biologist United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service