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Richard Melvin Jamison

Richard Melvin Jamison, American virologist, educator. Achievements include research in host-virus interactions and picornaviruses, diagnostic and clinical virology.

Background

  • Jamison, Richard Melvin was born on October 28, 1938 in Rayne, Louisiana, United States. Son of Melvin Linwood and Lina Katharine (Muller) Jamison.

  • Education

    • Master of Science (United States Public Health Service fellow), Baylor University College Medicine, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Baylor University College Medicine, 1966.

    Career

    • Research associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1966-1967. Assistant professor University Colorado Medical Center, Denver, 1967-1970. Virologist Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, 1970—2004, professor microbiology and immunology, 1978—2004, professor pediatrics, 1987—2004, president general faculty, 1992-1993.

      Editor Cumitechs, American Society Microbiology, 1998—2004. Consultant Al Fateh University, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in host-virus interactions and picornaviruses, diagnostic and clinical virology.

    Membership

    Vice president Shreveport Civic Opera Association, 1977-1979. Fellow American Academy Microbiology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, Pan American Society Clinical Virology, Shreveport Orchid Society (president 1987-1989, treasurer 1992-1994, vice president 1995-1997, 2000-2002).

    Connections

    • Children: Richard Wilhelm, Diane Elizabeth, Bonnie Alyssa.
    • father: Melvin Linwood Jamison
    • mother: Lina Katharine (Muller) Jamison
    • children: Richard Wilhelm Jamison
    • Diane Elizabeth Jamison
    • Bonnie Alyssa Jamison
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    Born October 28, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1962
      Baylor University College Medicine
    • 1966
      Baylor University College Medicine
    • 1966 - 1967
      Research associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • 1967 - 1970
      assistant, professor University Colorado Medical Center
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1970 - 2004
      virologist Louisiana State University Medical Center
      Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
    • 1998 - 2004
      editor Cumitechs
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