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educator , geneticist , researcher

John David Imsande, American geneticist, researcher, educator. National Institutes of Health fellow United States Public Health Service, 1957-1960, 60-62; grantee National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture. Corporal United States Army, 1953-1955.


Imsande, John David was born on June 14, 1931 in Grass Range, Montana, United States. Son of Louis H. and Freda M. (Dengel) Imsande.


Bachelor in Edn (Mathematics), University Montana, 1953. Master of Science in Chemistry, Montana State University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Duke University, 1960.


Postdoctoral fellow University California Berkeley, 1960-1961. Lecturer, postdoctoral fellow Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1961-1962. Assistant professor Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1962-1964, associate professor department biology, 1964-1969.

Associate professor genetics and biochemistry Iowa State University, Ames, 1969-1973, professor genetics, 1973—1990, professor agronomy and genetics, 1990-2000, professor emeritus, since 2001. Visiting scientist University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1968-1969. Visiting professor University California, San Diego, 1976-1977.

Visiting professor department agriculture University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1986-1987, 90-91.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (chapter) The ENZYMES-Pyrophosphorylases, Methods in Enzymology, 1961, Biology of the Rhizobiaceae, 1981. Contributor over 60 articles to professional journals.


Corporal United States Army, 1953-1955.


Married Elizabeth Blanchard, June 2, 1956 (divorced). Children: Carol Imsande Batastini, Louis D. Married Marica F. Doerschug, August 13, 1976.

Louis H. Imsande

Freda M. (Dengel) Imsande

Elizabeth Blanchard

Marica F. Doerschug

Carol Imsande Batastini Imsande

Louis D. Imsande