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Thomas Blair Albrecht

Thomas Blair Albrecht, American microbiology educator, researcher, consultant. Research fellow Harvard University, 1974-1975; recipient several awards National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Moody Foundation, Cooper Laboratories. Member American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society Virology, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Environmental Mutagen Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Albrecht, Thomas Blair was born on July 31, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward Blair Robson and Deborah Hawley (Smedley) Albrecht.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1967. Master of Science, Brigham Young University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1976-1980, associate professor, 1980-1986, professor, since 1986, director infectious disease and toxicology optical imaging core, since 2001. Member Environmental Protection Agency Science Review Panel for Health Effects, 1981—1993, 1995—2005. Mem, chair National Institutes of Health Study Sections, since 1997.

      Chair faculty senate University Texas Medical Branch. Co-chair governance committee University Texas System Faculty Advisory Council. Chair University Texas Systems, Faculty Advisory Council.

      Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include nine patents for anti-viral and anti-proliferative drugs and new drug delivery systems. Investigation of the relationship of virus induction of proliferative signals to cell cycle perturbation, the induction of chromosome damage, the priming of cells to injury (particularly neoplastic transformation) by environmental chemicals and drugs. Research on the relationship of viral induction of signal transduction and cell activation responses to the pathogenesis of virus infections.

    Membership

    Member American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society Virology, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Environmental Mutagen Society, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Isis Galvao deAlencar, July 28, 1967 (divorced 1982). Children: Christine deAlencar, Thomas Edward, Alan Wayne.
    • father: Edward Blair Robson Albrecht
    • mother: Deborah Hawley (Smedley) Albrecht
    • spouse: Isis Galvao deAlencar
    • children: Christine deAlencar Albrecht
    • Thomas Edward Albrecht
    • Alan Wayne Albrecht
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    Born July 31, 1943
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Brigham Young University
    • 1969
      Brigham Young University
    • 1973
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1976 - 1980
      Assistant, professor University Texas Medical Branch
      Galveston, Texas, United States