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Allan Yousten

Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Ph.D.


  • 1958 - B.S., Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • 1960 - M.S., Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • 1963 - Ph.D., Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
    Dissertation: The Succinic Acid Decarboxylation System of Veillonella alcalescens.
    Major Professor: Eugene A. Delwiche
  • 1963-1965 U.S. Army Officer, Combat Developments Command, CBR Agency
  • 1965-1969 Research Microbiologist, International Minerals and Chemical Corp., Libertyville, Illinois.
  • 1969-1971 National Institutes of Health Special Postdoctoral Fellow.
    Bacteriology Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Research in the laboratory of Dr. Richard S. Hanson.
  • 1971-1977 Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1977-1986 Associate Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1980 Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.
  • 1986-2002 - Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1987 Visiting Professor, Microbiology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 1994 Visiting Professor, Biology Department, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.

Research interests: The physiology, ecology, and systematics of sporeforming bacteria causing disease in insects and the use of these bacteria for the biological control of insects.