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Gordon Ronald Dreesman

Gordon Ronald Dreesman, American biotechnology research administrator, immunologist, virologist. Fellow American Academy Microbiology, Sigma Xi; member American Foundation for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research (science advisory board), American Society Microbiology, American Association Immunologists.

Background

  • Dreesman, Gordon Ronald was born on November 28, 1935 in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States. Son of Edwin Thomas and Mable Henrietta (Buskoni) Dreesman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Center College, 1957. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hawaii, 1965.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, 1965-1966. Assistant professor School of Medicine St. Louis University, 1966-1969. Assistant to associate professor Baylor College of Medicine, 1969-1979.

      Professor Baylor University College of Medicine, 1979-1984. Chairman Southwest Foundation biomedical Research, San Antonio, 1984-1988. Senior science director BioTech Resources, Inc., 1988-1992.

      Executive vice president D&B Technologies, from 1994. Member science advisors committee American Foundation Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research, from 1986. Consultant in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include description of first solid phase immunoassay for hepatitis B surface antigen. Definition of critical elements associated with development of vaccines for hepatitis B virus. Research on diagnostic assays and vaccine development for numerous viruses including hepatitis and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, including molecular diagnostics for infectious disease agents.

    Works

    • Author: (with others) Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Vaccines, 1987. Contributor over 185 articles to professional journals and books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Microbiology, Sigma Xi. Member American Foundation for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research (science advisory board), American Society Microbiology, American Association Immunologists.

    Connections

    • Married Dolores Rempe, December 29, 1958 (divorced June 1972). Children: Kimberly Lynn, Thomas Lee, Andrea Beth. Married Margaret Carter Neville, February 6, 1982.
    • father: Edwin Thomas Dreesman
    • mother: Mable Henrietta (Buskoni) Dreesman
    • spouses: Dolores Rempe
    • Margaret Carter Neville
    • children: Kimberly Lynn Dreesman
    • Thomas Lee Dreesman
    • Andrea Beth Dreesman
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    Born November 28, 1935
    Died February 22, 1999
    (aged 63)
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