Thomas P. West
Thomas P. West received the B.S. degree in biology from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA) in 1974 as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from Texas A&M University (College Station, TX, USA) in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI, USA), the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ, USA), and Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA, USA). In 1983, he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi as an Assistant Professor in 1983. West became a Member of the faculty at South Dakota State University as an Associate Professor in 1988 and was promoted to become a Full Professor in 1993. His research interests include the microbial conversion of biomass into chemicals and biopolymers as well as bacterial pyrimidine metabolism. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology, the American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, the American Chemical Science Journal, and the International Journal of Microbiology and Advanced Immunology. He has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for 45 journals.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2013