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Toxicology educator

Steven Douglas Aust, American Biochemistry, biotechnology and toxicology educator. Recipient National Research Svc. award National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service, Dupont Science and Engineering award, 1988, Alumni Achievement award Washington State University, 1998; National Research Council facial eczema fellow Ruakura Agricultural Research Center, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1975.


Aust, Steven Douglas was born on March 11, 1938 in South Bend, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Emil and Helen Mae (Crawford) Aust.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Washington State University, 1960; Master of Science in Nutrition, Washington State University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy in Dairy Science, University of Illinois, 1965.


Postdoctoral fellow department toxicology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1966; New Zealand facial exzema senior postdoctoral fellow, Ruakura Agricultural Research Center, Hamilton, 1975-1976; member of faculty department biochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1967-1987; professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1977-1987; associate director Center for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1980-1985; director Center for the Study of Active Oxygen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1985-1987; director biotechnology center, Utah State University, Logan, 1987-1991; professor chemical biochemistry, Utah State University, Logan, since 1987. Director basic research and training program Super Fund National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, 1988-1996. Member toxicology study section National Institutes of Health, 1979-1983.

Member environmental measurements committee, member science advisory board Environmental Protection Agency, 1980-1983. Member toxicology data bank, member peer review committee National Library. Medicine, 1983-1985; member Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission, 1979-1982, chairman, 1981-1982.

Executive vice president research Intech One-Eighty Corporation, North Logan Utah, since 1993. Member of advisory panel for metabolic biochemistry program National Science Foundation, since 1998. Member Environmental Protection Agency/Department of Energy/National Science Foundation/Office of Naval Research Joint Program on Bioremediation, 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow Academy Toxicology Sciences, Oxygen Society. Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society Toxicology, American Chemical Society (Kenneth A. Spencer award 2004), American Society Microbiology.


  • Other Interests

    Raising, training quarter horses, fly fishing.


Married Nancy Lee Haworth, June 5, 1960 (deceased). Children: Teresa, Brian. Married Karen Hurley, July 16, 2004.

Emil Aust

Helen Mae (Crawford) Aust

Nancy Lee Haworth

Karen Hurley

Teresa Aust

Brian Aust