Walter Jerome Dobrogosz

Microbiology educator

Born Sept. 3, 1933, Albion (PA), U.S.; son of Walter and Mary (Chromik); married Donna (Bartone); children: Stephen, Karen, Michael, Glenn.

Education: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 1955, Master of Science (M.S.), 1957, Ph.D., 1960, Penn State University, College Park.

Career: research assistant, Penn State University, 1955-60; postdoctoral fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1962; assistant prof., 1962-65, associate prof., 1965-68, prof., 1969 -, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Author: over 100 articles in professional journals and book chapters on genetic and metabolic regulatory functions, gene transfer processes and spontaneous plasmid rearrangements, Lactobacillus reuteri.

Member of: American Society for Microbiology (vice president, president, North Carolina branch, 1965-66, vice chairman, chairman, Physiology and Metabolism Division, 1979-80); editorial board member, Journal of Bacteriology, 1970-82, and Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1987-91.

Honors: National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellow, 196U-70; Fulbright Foundation fellow, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Upsala, 1983; Biotechnology Foundation, fellow, University of Lund (Sweden), 1985; grants, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Atomic Energy Commission, Federal Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Army Rersearch Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Affiliation: Independent. Roman Catholic.

Languages: English, German, Swedish.

Hobbies: sports, reading.

Home: 4022 Converse Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996