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Melvin Earl Klegerman

biochemist , biomedical engineer

Melvin Earl Klegerman, American biochemist, biomedical engineer. Achievements include United States patent for method for bacillus calmette-guerin dspersal; demonstration that capsular polysaccharide is a virulence factor for Group B Streptococcal Type III disease; discovery of mycobacterial glucan anti-cancer properties, development of echogenic liposowes for diagnosis and therapy of atherosclerosis others.

Background

Klegerman, Melvin Earl was born on August 30, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hyman Joseph and Esther Elizabeth (Tartas) Klegerman.

Education

Bachelor, University Illinois, Chicago, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 1984.

Career

Assistant editor Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago, 1970-1973. Research associate Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, 1973-1978, Evanston (Illinois) Hospital, 1979. Research investigator Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, 1980-1986.

Research associate Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, 1986-1987. Associate director Institute Tuberculosis Research University Illinois, 1987—1996, assistant professor pharmaceuticals, 1988-1995, adjunct assistant professor pharmaceuticals, 1995—1998. President & Chief Executive Officer Mid-Atlantic biomedical Research Laboratory, 1996—2002, EchoDynamics Inc., since 2000.

Associate professor medicine & biochemistry University Texas, Houston, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include United States patent for method for bacillus calmette-guerin dspersal. Demonstration that capsular polysaccharide is a virulence factor for Group B Streptococcal Type III disease. Discovery of mycobacterial glucan anti-cancer properties, development of echogenic liposowes for diagnosis and therapy of atherosclerosis others.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientist, American Heart Association, American Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Marjorie Sherwood Amsbary, December 19, 1968 (divorced 1973). Children: Robin Howard Allen, Joshua Sherwood Allen. Married Wanda Ann Budzynski, September 13, 1973(divorced, 1996).

Children: Melanie Esther, Jessica Annual.

father:
Hyman Joseph Klegerman

mother:
Esther Elizabeth (Tartas) Klegerman

spouses:
Marjorie Sherwood Amsbary

Wanda Ann Budzynski

children:
Robin Howard Allen Klegerman

Joshua Sherwood Allen Klegerman

Melanie Esther Klegerman

Jessica Annual Klegerman