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Robert Valentine Gessner

Robert Valentine Gessner, American mycologist, educator, microbiologist. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Mycological Society of America, British Mycological Society, American Phyopathol. Society, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, International Society Arboriculture, North American Mycological Association.

Background

  • Gessner, Robert Valentine was born on April 17, 1948 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Valentine F. and Eleanor A. (Zaunfuchs) Gessner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, 1970. Master of Science, University Rhode Island, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rhode Island, 1975.

    Career

    • Teaching assistant University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1970-1975. Postdoctoral fellow Institute of Marine Sciences, University North Carolina Chapel Hill, Morehead City, North Carolina, 1975-1976, visiting research associate, 1976-1978. Assistant professor Western Illinois University, Macomb, 1978-1982, associate professor, 1982-1988, professor, since 1988.

    Works

    • Author: (with Knights of Columbus Kendall) Laboratory Manual for Introductory Microbiology, 1996. Contributor articles to Mycologia, Canada Journal Botany.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Mycological Society of America, British Mycological Society, American Phyopathol. Society, Illinois State Academy of Sciences, International Society Arboriculture, North American Mycological Association.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine A. Palm-Gessner, June 14, 1981.
    • father: Valentine F. Gessner
    • mother: Eleanor A. (Zaunfuchs) Gessner
    • spouse: Catherine A. Palm-Gessner
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    Born April 17, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      Rutgers University
    • 1972
      University Rhode Island
    • 1975
      University Rhode Island
    • 1970 - 1975
      Teaching assistant, University Rhode Island
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1975 - 1976
      postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Marine Sciences
      Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      assistant, professor Western Illinois University
      Macomb, Michigan, United States
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