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Biologist , educator

Terry Charles Johnson, American biologist, educator. Recipient Outstanding Teacher of Year award Medical School, Northwestern University, 1975, Outstanding Teacher award Illinois College Pediatric Medicine, 1976, Distinguished Graduate Faculty award Kansas State University, 1987, Outstanding Science award Sigma Xi Kansas State University chapter, 1993, Outstanding Faculty Member award Panhellenic and Intrafraternity Councils, Kansas, 1998.


Johnson, Terry Charles was born on August 8, 1936 in St. Paul. Son of Roy August and Catherine (McKigen) Johnson.


Bachelor of Science, Hamline University, 1958. Master of Science, University Minnesota, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1964.


Postdoctoral fellow University California, Irvine, 1964-1966. Assistant professor Medical School, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1966-1969, associate professor, 1969-1973, professor, 1973-1977. Professor division biology Kansas State University, Manhattan, from 1977, director division biology, 1977-1992, University Distinguished professor, 1989.

Director Konza Prairie Research Area, Manhattan, 1977-1992, Center for Basic Cancer Research, Manhattan, since 1980, Center for Space Life Sciences, Manhattan, 1990-1992. Co-director Bioserve Space Technologies, Manhattan, since 1989.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology, American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Neurochemistry, American Society for Cell Biology, New York Academy of Sciences.


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Married Mary Ann Wilhelmy, November 23, 1957. Children: James, Gary, Jean.

Roy August Johnson

Catherine (McKigen) Johnson

Mary Ann Wilhelmy

James Johnson

Gary Johnson

Jean Johnson