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Howard Irving Adler

Howard Irving Adler, American research microbiologist. Achievements include patent for Oxygen Reducing Enzyme System; discovery of minicells in Escherichia coli; research on the genetic basis of radiation sensitivity in bacteria, and on the role of hydrogen peroxide in radiation damage.

Background

  • Adler, Howard Irving was born on July 1, 1931 in New York City. Son of Jess and Doris (Green) Adler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1953. Master of Science, Cornell University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Cornell University, 1956.

    Career

    • Research associate Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1956-1957, research staff, 1957-1969, director biology division, 1969-1975, senior staff member, 1976-1988. Director microbiology Oak Ridge Associate Universities, 1988-1993. Vice president Research and Development Oxyrase, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, $D, 1993-1998.

      Consultant University Chile, Santiago, 1979. Member National Research Council WIPP panel, 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patent for Oxygen Reducing Enzyme System. Discovery of minicells in Escherichia coli. Research on the genetic basis of radiation sensitivity in bacteria, and on the role of hydrogen peroxide in radiation damage.

    Works

    • Editor Microbial Genetics Bulletin, 1964-1973. Associate editor Radiation Research Journal, 1980-1987. Editorial board Journal of Microbiology, 1968-1970.

      Editor rview series: Advances in Radiation Biology, 1974-1981. Contributor more than 85 articles and abstracts to professional journals.

    Membership

    Director Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratories, 1991. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Radiation Research Society, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Louise Vogeler, September 12, 1953. Children: David, Timothy, Elizabeth.
    • father: Jess Adler
    • mother: Doris (Green) Adler
    • spouse: Martha Louise Vogeler
    • children: David Adler
    • Timothy Adler
    • Elizabeth Adler
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    Born July 1, 1931
    Died March 12, 1998
    (aged 66)
    Nationality
    • 1953
      Cornell University
    • 1955
      Cornell University
    • 1956
      Cornell University
    • 1956 - 1957
      Research associate, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory
    • 1957 - 1969
      Research associate, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory
    • 1988 - 1993
      director, microbiology Oak Ridge Associate Universities
    • 1993 - 1998
      vice president, Research and Development Oxyrase
      Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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