Herbert Minoru Nakata was American microbiology educator, academic administrator. Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member American Society for Microbiology (vice president Northwest branch 1975-1976, 83-84, president 1976-1977, 84-85, councilor 1980-1983), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.
- Instructor Washington State University, Pullman, assistant professor, associate professor, professor microbiology, chairman department microbiology, 1968-1992. Retired, 1993.