Here you'll find stuff about:

Ulrich Melcher
at Oklahoma State University
in Stillwater, Oklahoma USA.

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Current positions:

Regents' Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Associate Member, National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Food Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB)

Quadruple E (Education and Employment Experience, etc.):

PERSONAL:
  • Birthdate: July 7, 1945
  • Birthplace: London, U. K.
  • EDUCATION:
  • PS99 and PS117 elementary schools, Queens, NY
  • Robert J. Van Wyck Junior High School (PS217), Jamaica, NY
  • Staples High School, Westport, CT, 1962
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1965
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1970. Advisor: Professor Joseph E. Varner, Plant Research Laboratory.
  • RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    1970-71 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut for Molekylaer Biologi, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. Advisor: Professor Kjeld A. Marcker
    1971-72 Research Associate, Department of Medicine, New York University Medical School, New York, NY. Advisor: Professor Jonathan W. Uhr.
    1972-74 Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. Advisor: Professor Jonathan W. Uhr.
    1974-75 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX.
    1975-78 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
    1978-83 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
    1983 Sabbatical leave in the Laboratory of Plant Virology of the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology in Strasbourg, France. Supported in part by a Fulbright Scholarship.
    1983-99 Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
    1992-2000 Director, Recombinant DNA/Protein Resource Facility at Oklahoma State University
    1999-2014 Robert J. Sirny Professor Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
    2008-present Regents' Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
    FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship from November 1970 to November 1971
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship from September 1973 to November 1974
  • Departmental prize for superior ability as Teaching Assistant (MSU)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (1983)
  • James A. Whatley Award of Merit for Excellence in Agricultural Research from Oklahoma State University Division of Agriculture (1984)
  • Awarded professor of the century Hedgie by Daily O'Collegian columnist Cory Pfeifer (1999)
  • Sigma Xi Chapter Lectureship Award (2000) from Chapter 101
  • Celebrate State Award, OSU, March 2002
  • Phoenix Award Finalist, OSU Graduate and Professional Student Association, April 2005; Winner April 2006 (see photos)
  • Fellow, American Phytopathological Society, 2006 to present
  • Regents Professor, 2008 to present
  • Awardee, Regents Distiguished Research Award, 2011
  • Teaching:

    In formal teaching duties, I have sole responsibility for one course and share responsibility for three other courses.

    I'm a joiner:

  • American Association of University Professors, Chapter Treasurer
  • American Phytopathological Society, Fellow
  • American Society of Plant Biologists, member
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, member
  • American Society for Virology, life member
  • American Society for Microbiology, member
  • Fulbright Association, life member
  • International Committee for the Taxonomy of Viruses, member Virgaviridae Study Group
  • International Organization for Mycoplasmology, member
  • International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, member
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association, life member
  • National Center for Science Education, member
  • OKBIOS, Board of Directors member
  • Oklahoma Academy of Science, President (2007-2009); past chair section J, biochemistry and biophysics, life member
  • Phi Kappa Phi, life member
  • Sigma Xi, Chapter 101, Past President
  • Comments? Questions? Contact U. Melcher. For snail mail address, phone and fax numbers, see bottom of the lab page.

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    Last Updated: 5 June, 2014