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Charles Durham Humphrey

microbiologist , biomedical researcher

Charles Durham Humphrey, American microbiologist, biomedical researcher. State of South Carolina Institute Fund Research grantee, 1980; VA Merit Review Science Fund grantee, 1981-1983; Clemson University Alumni fellow, 1970-1972.


Humphrey, Charles Durham was born on August 2, 1943 in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States. Son of Durham Lewis and Edna Mae (Barnes) Humphrey.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry cum laude, Pembroke State University, North Carolina, 1965. Master of Science in Poultry Science, Clemson University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Biochemistry, Clemson University, 1972.

Postdoctorate in medicine, University South Carolina, 1974.


Research associate, instructor University Son of C. Medical School-Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, 1974-1983. Research biologist Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, since 1983. Consultant Biological Stain Commission, Charleston, 1974-1983, Materials Analyst Services, 1989-1990.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals, since 1974. Reviewer for various scientific journals.


Treasurer Charleston Breakfast Exchange Club, 1976-1977, 82-83, bike-a-thon chairman, 1982. Key person Combined Federal Campaign, Atlanta, 1984. Co-chairman missions Harmony Grove United Methodist Church, 1988-1991.

Member Microscopy Society of America, Biological Stain Commission, Southeast Electron Microscopy Society (president 1992-1993), Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Family, white water rafting, volleyball.


Married Marian Jean Sykes, June 15, 1968. Children: Darren Barnes, Matthew Sterling.

Durham Lewis Humphrey

Edna Mae (Barnes) Humphrey

Marian Jean Sykes

Darren Barnes Humphrey

Matthew Sterling Humphrey