Microbiology with Professor Douglas Eveleigh - Sheer Fun!

image of soil microbesSymposium and Dinner

Microbiology with Professor Douglas Eveleigh - Sheer Fun!

February 7, 2014
Symposium: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Trayes Hall - Douglass Campus - Rutgers University
100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Symposium Speakers include:
David R. Benson, Keith Elliston, Dennis M. Fenton, Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, Tom Kelleher, Ivica Labuda, James K. McCarthy, Richard L. Monaghan, Stephen K. Picataggio,  Frank Ritacco, Dinesh Yernool 


Prof. Eveleigh, Fenton Professor of Applied Microbiology, is a tour de force in microbiology with over 40 years of distinguished service to Rutgers and the broader scientific community.

Prof. Eveleigh and his students pioneered the field of cellulosic biofuels - 40 years ago! It is again a hot topic - and now many of his former students are leading the charge. Professor Eveleigh’s interests include the history of science, and of microbiology in particular. Over the years we have had the pleasure taking part in the many events that he has spearheaded, from symposia on the antibiotics discoveries to the reenactment of the classic 1783 experiment by General George Washington and Thomas Paine of their discovery of the nature of the fiery Will-O'-the-Wisp of marshes and rivers. Prof. Eveleigh was the instigating force in the creation of the American Society for Microbiology Milestones in Microbiology program, which recognizes institutions and the scientists who worked there that have made significant contributions toward advancing the science of microbiology.  Selman Waksman's Laboratory at Rutgers University was the first to receive this distinction in 2002.

Prof. Eveleigh’s expertise is recognized in both the academic and industrial worlds and his role as an instructor and academic mentor is highly respected. Over his career Prof. Eveleigh has trained over 50 Ph.D. and M.S. students in his research laboratory, who have then gone on to distinguished careers in academia, industry and government.  A conservative estimate is that well over 6000 undergraduate students have learned their microbiology from Prof. Eveleigh and been enriched by his enthusiasm and eclectic approach to teaching. He has infected countless students and faculty colleagues alike with his passion and enthusiasm. His influence has been profound and long-lasting. With Doug, microbiology is “Sheer Fun”! Please join us in celebrating Microbiology with Professor Douglas Eveleigh.

Registration Information:

Symposium and lunch (no charge).
Dinner ($20.00)

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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology