Thomas P. West

South Dakota State University, USA


Thomas P. West received the B.S. degree in biology from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, USA, in 1974, and 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, AR, USA, and Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA. In 1983, he joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA, as an Assistant Professor, in 1983. West served as a Faculty Member at South Dakota State University, SD, USA, 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 Biotechnology Letters, the Journal of Microbiology and Parasitology, and the Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology. He has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for 45 journals.

Biography Updated on 14 February 2014

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