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Michael Syvanen

Michael Syvanen, American geneticist, educator. Achievements include development of theory of role of horizontal gene transfer in biological evolution; contribution to technical developers in biotechnology (gene cloning). Member American Society Microbiology.

Background

  • Syvanen, Michael was born on December 27, 1943 in Vancouver, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Carl R. Syvanen and Helen T. Auhonen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1972.

    Career

    • From assistant professor to associate professor Harvard University Medical School, Boston, 1976-1986. Professor School Medicine University California, Davis, since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of theory of role of horizontal gene transfer in biological evolution. Contribution to technical developers in biotechnology (gene cloning).

    Works

    • Author: Bacteria, Plasmids and Phage, 1984. Contributor 50 articles and papers to professional journals, 3 book reviews.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member American Society Microbiology.

    Connections

    • Married Sue E. Greenwald, 1978.
    • father: Carl R. Syvanen
    • mother: Helen T. Auhonen
    • spouse: Sue E. Greenwald
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    Born December 27, 1943
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      University Washington
    • 1972
      University California
    • 1976 - 1986
      From assistant, professor to associate professor Harvard University Medical School
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1987
      professor, School Medicine University California
      Davis, West Virginia, United States