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Robert Michael Smith-McCollum

Robert Michael Smith-McCollum, American biochemist. Achievements include development of serum-free tissue culture medium for development of human hybridomas. Youth advisor 1st Presbyterian Church, Hayward, 1982-1984, Richmond, 1984-1988, member stewardship committee, Hayward, 1989-1990, elder, since 1991; board directors His Growing Grove Child Care Center, since 1991.

Background

  • Smith-McCollum, Robert Michael was born on October 14, 1959 in Castro Valley, California, United States. Son of Melvin Merle and Lillian Barbara (Herbolich) McCollum.

  • Education

    • AS in Ophthalmic Dispensing, Canada College, Menlo Park, California, 1979. Bachelor in Chemistry, California State University, Hayward, 1983. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1991.

    Career

    • Dispensing optician Franklin Optical, Hayward, 1979-1984. Research assistant Lawrence Berkeley (California) Laboratories, 1983. Chemist Union City (California) Chemical, 1983.

      Research scientist Cutter Laboratories, Berkeley, 1983-1986. Marketing product manager Bio-Rad, Richmond, California, 1986-1990, Berkeley Process Control, Inc., Richmond, 1990-1992. Product manager Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems, San Jose, California, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of serum-free tissue culture medium for development of human hybridomas.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Youth advisor 1st Presbyterian Church, Hayward, 1982-1984, Richmond, 1984-1988, member stewardship committee, Hayward, 1989-1990, elder, since 1991. Board directors His Growing Grove Child Care Center, since 1991.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Lyn Smith, March 31, 1984.
    • father: Melvin Merle McCollum
    • mother: Lillian Barbara (Herbolich) McCollum
    • spouse: Margaret Lyn Smith
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    Born October 14, 1959
    (age 57)
    Nationality
    • 1979
      Canada College
    • 1983
      California State University
    • 1991
      St. Mary's College
    • 1979 - 1984
      Dispensing optician Franklin Optical
      Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      research scientist, Cutter Laboratories
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1983
      research assistant, Lawrence Berkeley (California) Laboratories
    • 1983
      chemist, Union City (California) Chemical
    • 1986 - 1990
      marketing product manager, Bio-Rad
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1990 - 1992
      marketing product manager, Bio-Rad
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1992
      product manager, Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems
      San Jose, Costa Rica
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