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Christina Kay Kennedy

director , microbiologist , biology professor

Christina Kay Kennedy, American microbiologist, director, biology professor. Achievements include research in field of genetics of nitrogen fixing bacteria. Named Outstanding Teacher, University Arizona, 1995; grantee, United States Department of Agriculture, 1992—2002, National Science Foundation, 1997—2002; Commonwealth fellow, The Royal Society, 1978.

Background

Kennedy, Christina Kay was born on November 24, 1945 in Dayton. Daughter of David Thomas and Arlene Beatty Kennedy.

Education

Bachelor with high honors, Northeastern University, Boston, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1972.

Career

Research associate Department of Biology, Sussex University, 1972-1973. Principal scientific officer Agriculture and Food Research Council, Brighton, England, 1972—1991. Professor department plant pathology and microbiology University Arizona, Tucson, since 1992.

Advisor, New Delhi, 1983. International advisory board nitrogen fixation Pasteur Institute, Paris, since 1995. Editor Ferns Microbiology Journal, 1998—2003, Journal of Bacteriology, Washington, 2000—2005.

Program director National Science Found, Arlington, Virginia, 2004—2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in field of genetics of nitrogen fixing bacteria.

Works

  • Author: Annual Review Microbiology, 1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (editorial board 2000-2004), National Museum Women in Arts, Kennedy Center Arts, Tucson Museum Art, Arizona Sonoran Museum.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Paul David Calvert (divorced ). 1 child Meredith Emily Kennedy Calvert.

father:
David Thomas

mother:
Arlene Beatty Kennedy

spouse:
Paul David Calvert

child:
Meredith Emily Kennedy Calvert Kennedy