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Dr. Robert Bateman, Jr.

Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biomedical Sciences
WCU Box 197, 498 Tuscan Avenue

Brief Biography:

Received BS in biochemistry from LSU in 1980 and PhD in biochemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1985. Postdoctoral fellow for three years at UT-Southwestern Medical Center in biochemistry under Louis Hersh studying enkephalin degradation. Joined faculty at USM in 1988. Served as department chair for ten years. Retired from USM in June 2011 and joined WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Academic positions:

Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (23 yrs) Professor of Biochemistry, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (1 yrs)

Research interests:

biosynthesis and degradation of bioactive peptide processing enzymes, particularly posttranslational modifications; development of rapid sensors for detection of diamines; biochemistry education (development of molecular 3D literacy)

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