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Edward Birge is a bacterial geneticist whose research interests were the genetics of Escherichia coli and its viruses. He is no longer active in that field but is the author of the textbook Bacterial and Bacteriophage Genetics, which went through five editions. He also wrote an introductory microbiology text entitled Modern Microbiology.
As an active faculty member at Arizona State University, he taught the introductory microbiology lecture and laboratory classes, the bacterial genetics classes, and was chair of the Microbiology Department from 1991-2003. At the present time, he is living in Yakima, Washington where he tends two acres of wine grapes and makes an occasional small batch of wine.
Bacterial and molecular genetics.
September 2004- Adjunct Biology faculty member Yakima Valley Community College
July, 1991-2003 Chair, Department of Microbiology, Arizona State University
Fall, 1989- Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Microbiology, Arizona
June, 1990 State University
Fall, 1986 Acting director, Microbiology Program, Arizona State University
Spring 1982 Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Visiting Associate Professor.
1977- 2004 Department of Botany and Microbiology, Arizona State University. Associate Professor of Microbiology.
1974-77 Director, Microbiology Program, Arizona State University.
1972-77 Department of Botany and Microbiology, Assistant Professor of Microbiology.
1971-72 Radiobiology Laboratory, Yale University Medical School, New Haven. NIH Postdoctoral Fellow.
1970-71 Radiobiology Laboratory, Yale University Medical School, New Haven. NIH Postdoctoral Trainee.
1966-70 Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Research Assistant and Predoctoral Fellow.
1964-66 Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Teaching Assistant.