Harry A. Dailey Jr., PhD


Title: Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia, United States

Harry A. Dailey Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators and Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in heme biosynthesis and metabolism.

Always enjoying the challenges of discovering new things, Dr. Dailey has been recognized as a professor emeritus of the University of Georgia since 2016, previously serving the university as assistant professor of microbiology from 1980 to 1985, associate professor and acting head from 1985 to 1990, professor and head from 1990 to 1996, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology from 1997 to 2016, and director of the Biomedical and Health Science Institute from 2001 to 2016. Prior to this tenure, he served the University of California Los Angeles as a teaching assistant in the Department of Microbiology from 1972 to 1973 and research assistant from 1973 to 1976. Dr. Dailey then served the University of Connecticut Health Center as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry from 1976 to 1980.

In preparation for his illustrious career, Dr. Dailey pursued a formal education at the University of California Los Angeles, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and a Doctor of Philosophy in microbiology in 1976. A skilled writer, he authored and edited “Biosynthesis of Heme and Chlorophyll” in 1990 and has contributed over 140 articles to professional journals. Outside of his primary trade, Dr. Dailey maintains involvement with numerous organizations related to his field including the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Society of Microbiology. He was also the chair of the Gordon Research Conference in 2012, and is a fellow of Tripple AS and the.

In light of his accomplishments in the scientific field, Dr. Dailey received an undergraduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation in 1971, a research grant from the National Institutes of Health in 1981, the Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health between 1982 and 1987, and the Merrin Visiting Scholar Award from the University of Cape Town in 2001. Likewise, he is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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