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David Thomas Gibson

microbiology educator

David Thomas Gibson, American microbiology educator. Recipient Career Development award United States Public Health Service, 1972-1977; grantee National Institutes of Health, since 1995, United States Air Force, 1996-1999.


Gibson, David Thomas was born on February 16, 1938 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. United States citizen.


Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry 1st class honors, University Leeds, England, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Leeds, England, 1964.


Lecturer in biology Leeds Technology College, 1962-1963. Research associate University Wisconsin College Pharmacy, Madison, 1964-1965. Research associate department microbiology University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1965-1967.

Assistant professor microbiology department University Texas, Austin, 1967-1968, 69-71, associate professor microbiology department, 1971-1975, professor microbiology department, 1975-1988, director Center for Applied Microbiology, 1981-1988. Edwin B. Green professor biocatalysis and microbiology College Medicine, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1988—2004. Retired, 2004

Research biochemist pharmaceuticals division Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Aderley Park, Cheshire, England, 1968-1969.

Latin America visiting professor National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, 1976. Member microbial chemistry study section National Institutes of Health, 1977-1980. Member science advisory board Applied Molecular Genetics, 1981-1988.

Member various university committees.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society for Microbiology (Foundation lecturer 1981-1982, Procter and Gamble award in appled and environmental microbiology 1997), American Chemical Society, Society for Industrial Microbiology, Federation American Societies for Experimental Biology, American Academy Microbiology (member nominating committee 1988-1990), National Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married; two children.