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Faculty Profile

George Hegeman

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Student Advocate
Professor Emeritus of BIology
Contact Information
By telephone: 812-855-0761, 336-2709
Student Advocates Office, Eigenmann 206

A.B. cum laude, Harvard University, 1960
Ph.D., University of California, 1965

Research Description

George and the students he trained in his laboratory pursued research together in several areas of bacterial metabolism, including the metabolism of aromatic compounds such as mandelate, benzene, phenol, and their derivatives.  The topics of his many research publications include the degradation of environmental pollutants.  His research has resulted in four U.S. patents. (excerpted from 2002 retirement tribute)

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