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Melvin Earl Klegerman

Melvin Earl Klegerman, American biochemist, biomedical engineer. Achievements include United States patent for method for bacillus calmette-guerin dspersal; demonstration that capsular polysaccharide is a virulence factor for Group B Streptococcal Type III disease; discovery of mycobacterial glucan anti-cancer properties, development of echogenic liposowes for diagnosis and therapy of atherosclerosis others.

Background

  • Klegerman, Melvin Earl was born on August 30, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hyman Joseph and Esther Elizabeth (Tartas) Klegerman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Illinois, Chicago, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant editor Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, 1970-1973. Research associate Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, 1973-1978, Evanston (Illinois) Hospital, 1979. Research investigator Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, 1980-1986.

      Research associate Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, 1986-1987. Associate director Institute Tuberculosis Research University Illinois, 1987—1996, assistant professor pharmaceuticals, 1988-1995, adjunct assistant professor pharmaceuticals, 1995—1998. President & Chief Executive Officer Mid-Atlantic biomedical Research Laboratory, 1996—2002, EchoDynamics Inc., since 2000.

      Associate professor medicine & biochemistry University Texas, Houston, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include United States patent for method for bacillus calmette-guerin dspersal. Demonstration that capsular polysaccharide is a virulence factor for Group B Streptococcal Type III disease. Discovery of mycobacterial glucan anti-cancer properties, development of echogenic liposowes for diagnosis and therapy of atherosclerosis others.

    Works

    • Editor: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Fundamentals and Essentials, 1992. Contributor articles to Journal Laboratory Clinical Medicine, Journal Infectious Disease, Cancer Letters, others.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientist, American Heart Association, American Chemical Society.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Sherwood Amsbary, December 19, 1968 (divorced 1973). Children: Robin Howard Allen, Joshua Sherwood Allen. Married Wanda Ann Budzynski, September 13, 1973(divorced, 1996).

      Children: Melanie Esther, Jessica Annual.
    • father: Hyman Joseph Klegerman
    • mother: Esther Elizabeth (Tartas) Klegerman
    • spouses: Marjorie Sherwood Amsbary
    • Wanda Ann Budzynski
    • children: Robin Howard Allen Klegerman
    • Joshua Sherwood Allen Klegerman
    • Melanie Esther Klegerman
    • Jessica Annual Klegerman
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    Born August 30, 1945
    (age 71)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      University Illinois
    • 1984
      Loyola University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Assistant, editor Encyclopedia Britannica
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      research associate, Loyola University Medical Center
      Maywood, California, United States
    • 1979
      research associate, Loyola University Medical Center
    • 1980 - 1986
      research investigator Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      research associate, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
    • 1996 - 2002
      president, & Chief Executive Officer Mid-Atlantic biomedical Research Laboratory
    • 2006
      associate, professor medicine & biochemistry University Texas
      Houston, Texas, United States
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