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Alan Earl Beer

educator , microbiologist

Alan Earl Beer, American microbiologist, educator. Diplomate: American Board Ob-Gyn. Recipient Lalor Foundation award, 1969; Carl F. Hartman award American Fertility Society, 1970.


Beer, Alan Earl was born on April 14, 1937 in Milford, Indiana, United States. Son of Theo and Naoma Marguerite (Speheger) Beer.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University, 1962.


Resident in Ob-Gyn Hospital of University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1965-1968. United States Public Health Service/Ford Foundation fellow Department Medical Genetics and Ob-Gyn, University Pennsylvania, 1968-1970. Assistant professor department Ob-Gyn, University Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1971-1973, associate professor, 1973-1976, professor, 1976-1979.

Bates professor, chairman department Ob-Gyn, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979-1984. Professor Obstetrics and gynaecology, director Reproductive Immunology Laboratories, 1984-1987. Professor microbiology, immunology, obstetrics and gynecology Chicago Medical School, 1987—2006.


  • Diplomate: American Board Ob-Gyn.


  • Associate editor: Journal Reproductive Immunology, 1979, editor-in-chief, 1979-2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served with United States Public Health Service, 1963-1965. Member American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Fertility Society, International Transplantation Society, American Medical Association, Society for Study of Reproduction, Society for Gynecological Investigation, American Association Ob-Gyn., American Society Immunology of Reproduction (president 1985).


Married Dorothy Gudeman, August 17, 1958. Children– Michael, Elizabeth, Margaret, Laura.

Theo Beer

Naoma Marguerite (Speheger) Beer

Dorothy Gudeman

Michael Beer

Elizabeth Beer

Margaret Beer

Laura Beer