Thomas P. West
Thomas P. West was born in Massachusetts, USA. He received the B.S. degree in biology from Purdue University in 1974 as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Michigan State University, the University of Arizona, and Boston College. In 1983, he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi as an Assistant Professor in 1983. He 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, and the American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. He has also served as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for 40 journals.
Biography Updated on 16 June 2011