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Michael Syvanen

educator , geneticist

Michael Syvanen, American geneticist, educator. Achievements include development of theory of role of horizontal gene transfer in biological evolution; contribution to technical developers in biotechnology (gene cloning). Member American Society Microbiology.

Background

Syvanen, Michael was born on December 27, 1943 in Vancouver, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Carl R. Syvanen and Helen T. Auhonen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1972.

Career

From assistant professor to associate professor Harvard University Medical School, Boston, 1976-1986. Professor School Medicine University California, Davis, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of theory of role of horizontal gene transfer in biological evolution. Contribution to technical developers in biotechnology (gene cloning).

Membership

Member American Society Microbiology.

Connections

Married Sue E. Greenwald, 1978.

father:
Carl R. Syvanen

mother:
Helen T. Auhonen

spouse:
Sue E. Greenwald