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Joan Wennstrom Bennett, Ph.D.

Rutgers University
Associate Vice President for Promoting Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Professor II, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
Cook College – 59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901   
            University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
            1967               Ph.D. (Botany), U.S. Public Health Service Trainee in Genetics            
            1964               M.S. (Botany), Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship
             Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey
            1963                B.S. (Biology and History), Upsala College Board of Trustees Scholarship
Academic Positions Held:
            Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
             2006-present    Professor II, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology.
            Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
            1990-2006       Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
            1981-1990       Professor, Department of Biology
            1976-1981       Associate Professor, Department of Biology
            1971-1976       Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
             1970-1971       National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology
             1998-1999       Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway New Jersey
                                        Visiting Professor, Department of Pharmacology
             1991-1992       Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
                                        Visiting Scientist, Department of Plant Molecular Biology
             1968-1970       Southern Regional Research Laboratory, New Orleans, Louisiana
                                       National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Department of  Agriculture
             1967-1968       University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
                                         National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology
Fields of Interest:      Fungal biotechnology; Genetics and genomics; Mold and mycotoxins; Biology of women; Bioethics; History of microbiology
            1992                Aspergillus: Biology and Industrial Applications. Ed. (with M. A. Klich), Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston          
            1991                Applied Molecular Genetics of Fungi. Ed. (with J. F. Peberdy, C. E. Caten, and J. E. Ogden.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
             1991                More Gene Manipulations in Fungi, Ed. (with L. Lasure), Academic Press, New York
            1985                Gene Manipulations in Fungi, Ed. (with L. Lasure), Academic Press, New York
            1983                Secondary and Metabolism Differentiation in Fungi, Ed. (with A. Ciegler), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York
            1970-present    Approximately 140 research papers, chapters and reviews
Membership in Professional Societies:        
American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Society for Microbiology; British Mycological Society; Mycological Society of America; Society for General Microbiology; Society forIndustrial Microbiology; Torrey Botanical Club
Funded Research    U.S. Department of Agriculture; Brown-Hazen Fund; Exxon Corp;
                                        National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Energy;
                                        Louisiana Power & Light; Newcomb Foundation; National Science Foundation
Teaching:                   Bioethics; General Biology; Genetics; Heredity and Society; Human Reproduction; Molecular Cytogenetics; Molecular Genetics
Awards and Honors:
            2007                Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
            2006                Alice Evans Award, American Society for Microbiology
            2005                Member, National Academy of Science
                                      Honorary Doctor of Science, Bethany College
                                      Charles Porter Award, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            2003                Outstanding Service Award, Tulane Honors Program
            1999                Carski Teaching Award, American Society for Microbiology
            1998                MDS Panlabs Lecturer, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            1996                Fellow, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            1994                Honorary Member, Czech Society for Microbiology
            1992                Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
            1991                Fellow, American Society for Microbiology
            1991                Honors Professor Year, Tulane University
            1990                Honorary Doctor of Literature, Upsala College
            1988, 2000      Divisional Lecturer, American Society for Microbiology
            1985                Carleton College Distinguished Woman Lecturer
            1981                Foundations Lecturer, American Society for Microbiology
            1980                Certificate of Award, New Orleans Association for Retarded Citizens
            1978                Becton Dickinson Lecturer, American Society for Microbiology
            1975                Newcomb College Mortarboard Award for Excellence in Teaching
Editorial Boards and Editorships:
            2000-2004       Mycologia  (Editor-in-Chief)
            1999-2004        Advances in Applied Microbiology (Co-Editor-in-Chief)
            1999-present   Series Editor, Marcel Dekker/Francis & Taylor Mycology Series
            1998-2005       The Mycota (Co-Editor-in-Chief)
            1997-2000       Biotechnology Letters
            1996-2000       Annual Review of Microbiology
            1991-2000       International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
            1991-1994       Mycological Research
            1985-1994       Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 
            1984-1994       Mycopathologia (Mycotoxin Editor, 1985-1990)
            1985-1989       Journal of Industrial Microbiology
            1978-1985       Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Administrative and Elected Offices:
            2006- present   Associate Vice President, Rutgers University
            2006-2007       Chair, Biology Section, Amer. Assoc. Advancement Science
            2003-2005       Director, Environmental Studies, Tulane University
            2001-2002       President, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            1992-2000       Co-Director, Environmental Studies, Tulane University
            1990-1991       President, American Society for Microbiology
            1989-1991       Chairman, ad hoc Committee on Biotechnology, American Society for Microbiology
            1988-1989       Vice President, British Mycological Society
            1986-1989       Chairman, Committee on Biotechnology, Tulane University
            1986-1987       Chairman, Second Conference on Biotechnology, American Society for Microbiology
            1986-1987       President, Tulane Chapter Sigma Xi
            1985-1986       Chairman, Fermentation and Biotechnology Division, American Society for Microbiology
            1982-1984       Chairman, Sub-Committee on Use of Human Subjects, Tulane University
Other Professional Activities:
            2002-present    Archivist, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            2001-present    Scientific Advisory Board, Neugenesis Corporation
            2001- 2006      Chair, American Society for Microbiology Archives Committee
            1996-2003       Scientific Advisor, DSM (formerly Gist-brocades) Delft, NL
            1993-2006       Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
            1993-1995       Scientific Advisory Board, EcoScience Corporation
            1991-1995       Board Member, National Foundation for Infectious Disease
            1990                 Leader, People-to-People Biotechnology Delegation, Peoples Republic of China
            1988-1989       Board Member, Newcomb Foundation
            1986-1989       Board Member, Society for Industrial Microbiology
            1982-2006       Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine
            1979-1985       Consultant on Bioethics, Lutheran Church in America
            1972-2005       Collaborator, Southern Regional Research Laboratory, New Orleans, Louisiana
            1972-1979       University of Chicago Alumni Cabinet