Bruce Anderson: 1970 - 1998
Professor and Department Head, (1970 - 1981).
Enzymology and protein structure-function

Dr. Angerson retired after 27 years of service on January 1, 1998. Wife, Connie Anderson, was also very active in the department.

Lewis Barnett: 1963 - 1994

David Bevan:  1980 -2018
Studies of protein structure, function, and dynamics using computational molecular modeling

Dr. Bevan retired after 39 years of service on June 1,2018. He continues to teach courses for the department.

 

George Edwin Bunce: 1965 - 1995

Jiann-Shin Chen: 1976 - 2010
Dr. Chen started with the Annerobic Microbiology Department which on November 1, 1981 merged with the Department of Biochemistry and Dr. Chen became a member of the new department.
Molecular characterization of anaerobic metabolism, nitrogen fixation, and solvent production.

Dr. Chen retired after 34 years on June 30, 2010.

Cecil Cummins: 1967 - 1989

Richard Ebel: 1977 - 2002

Ruben Engel: 1952 - 1978, Professor and Department Head (1952 - 1966) Tech-nique Salutes Dr. R. W. Engel

Eugene M. Gregory: 1975 - 2010
Oxygen toxicity and antioxidant engymes

Dr. Gregory retired after  35 years on May 31, 2010. He continued to teach courses for the department several years after his retirement.

John L. Hess: 1967 - 2006, Professor and Department Head (1998 - 2005). Response of antioxidant metabolism to environmental and developmental factors.

Thomas W. Keenan: 1982 - 2005
Professor and Department Head (1982 - 1988)
Membrane differentiation, flow, and secretory processes.

Dr. Keenan retired after 23 years of service on July 1, 2005. He continued to teach courses for the department several years after his retirement.

Lillian Moore: 1966 - 1995

William E. Newton: 1990 - 2010
Started on April 1, 1990 as Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition, and Director of Biotechnology at Virginia Tech.
Professor and Department Head (1993 - 1998)
Nitrogenase structure/function and the mechanism of biological nitrogen fixation.
 

Dr. Newton retired after 20 years of service on June 30, 2010. He continued to teach courses for the department for a couple of years after retirement.

Walter Niehaus: 1975 - 1998

Malcolm Potts: 1985 - 2008
Water stress and gene expression in cyanobacteria

Thomas O. Sitz: 1982 - 2010

Kent Stewart: 1985 - 1998

Brian Storrie: 1976 - 2003

Tracy Wilkins: 1985 - 1993
Joined the Anaerobic Laboratory faculty at Virginia Tech in 1972
Professor, Department Head of Anaerobic Microbiology 1985 - 1993
Director Fralin Center for Biotechnology, director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. 1993 - 2000
Diseases of the colon and vaccines.

Dr. Wilkins retired  with more than 30 years of service.

Founded a private company, Tech Lab Inc. at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, 1990

Founded Trans Pharm Inc. which later successfully merged and named PPL Therapeutics, 1992

J.B. Stroobants Professor of Biotechnology

Roderick Young: 1949 - 1995

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A Tribute to Dr. Thomas O. Sitz