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microbiology educator

George Downing Hegeman, American microbiology educator. United States Public Health Service fellow, 1962-1966; grantee United States Public Health Service, National Science Foundation.


Hegeman, George Downing was born on August 31, 1938 in Glen Cove, New York, United States. Son of George Downing and Bonnie (Blair) Hegeman.


AB, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1965.


Instructor bacteriology and immunology University California, Berkeley, 1965, assistant professor bacteriology, 1966-1972. Associate professor microbiology Indiana University, Bloomington, 1972-1979, professor microbiology, since 1979. Senior fellow Indiana Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, since 1984.

Member science advisory board BioTrol, Inc., Minneapolis, 1985-1990. Member basic energy science advisory committee United States Department of Energy, 1989-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial review board Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 1984-1997, J. Bacteriol, 1989-1997. Patentee in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Monroe County Health Board, since 1996. Fellow American Academy Microbiology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Society for Industrial Microbiology, Forest Resources Association (past president, vice president).


  • Other Interests

    Beekeeping, forest resource activities.


Married Sally Lorraine Lofgren, August 26, 1961. Children: Susan Elizabeth, Adrian Daniel.

George Downing Hegeman

Bonnie (Blair) Hegeman

Sally Lorraine Lofgren

Susan Elizabeth Hegeman

Adrian Daniel Hegeman