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Reginald Wendell Bennett

Reginald Wendell Bennett, American microbiologist. Achievements include co-development of the microslide serological system for the identification of staph enterotoxin; development of a serological detection system for the serotying of listeria; invention of the use of monovalent capture, multivalent antibody-enzyme conjugate assay for staph enterotoxin.

Background

  • Bennett, Reginald Wendell was born on December 14, 1933 in File, Virginia, United States. Son of Commodore Nathenial and Burnley Muriel Bennett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1955. Master of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1958.

    Career

    • Bacteriologist Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh, 1956—1958. Medical technologist Braddock General Hospital, 1957—1959. Bacteriologist Children's General Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1959.

      Assistant professor Benedict University, Columbia, South Carolina, 1959—1960. Microbiologist Food and Drug Administration, Washington, 1960—1993, acting chief research branch, 1993—1997, chief microbiological methods development branch College Park, Maryland, 1997—2007. Chair food division American Society Microbiology, 1984.

      Research coordinator National Research Center, Cairo, 1978. Associate referee Associate Official Analytical Chemistry, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1971. And numerous others.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include co-development of the microslide serological system for the identification of staph enterotoxin. Development of a serological detection system for the serotying of listeria. Invention of the use of monovalent capture, multivalent antibody-enzyme conjugate assay for staph enterotoxin.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Administrative Boy Scouts American, Washington, 1970—1980. Fellow: American Academy Microbiology. Member: International Association Food Protection.

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, cooking, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Clara Frances Knight, June 4, 1955. Children: Rinaldo, Regina, Ricardo.
    • father: Commodore Nathenial
    • mother: Burnley Muriel Bennett
    • spouse: Clara Frances Knight
    • children: Rinaldo Bennett
    • Regina Bennett
    • Ricardo Bennett
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    Born December 14, 1933
    Nationality
    • 1955
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1958
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1956 - 1958
      Bacteriologist Presbyterian Hospital Pittsburgh
    • 1957 - 1959
      medical technologist Braddock General Hospital
    • 1959
      bacteriologist Children's General Hospital
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      assistant, professor Benedict University
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1960 - 1993
      microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1997
      microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration
    • 1997 - 2007
      microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration
      Maryland, United States
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