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|Title||Microbial Taxonomist, Specialty-Actinomycetes|
|Current Organization||Independent Consultant|
|Type of Organization||Private consulting practice|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||B.A., American International College; Graduate work in botany, University of Michigan|
|Born||November 29, 1922, Holyoke, Massachusetts|
|Honors & Awards||2004 AIC Alumni Achievement Award; honored in 1981 with the Upjohn Co.'s prestigious W.E. Upjohn Award for her extensive contributions to the advancement of science through activities associated with culture collections of living organisms|
|Published Works||80+ publications, 5 U.S. patents, provided the descriptions and identifications of the strains in 66 other U.S. patents; Editor of the Japanese Journal of Antibiotics|
|Affiliations||American Mycological Society; American Society for Microbiology; Society of Industrial Microbiology; Editorial Board of Japanese Journal of Antibiotics; U.S. Federation for Culture Collections; active in local Episcopal Church; served on the Board of Directors of the Arcadia Neighborhood Association in Kalamazoo|
|Hobbies & Sports||Golf, gardening|
|Career Accomplishments||Numerous contributions to the field of industrial microbiology|
|Work History||Lab Instructor, AIC, 1944-46; Microbial Taxonomist and Culture Curator in infectious disease research, The Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, Michigan; Retired from the Upjohn Co. in 1990; served as a consultant and has given lectures and presentations nationally and internationally|
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