Elizabeth Anne Valentine-Thon

Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: School of Medical Technology and Radiology
Location: Bremen, Germany

Elizabeth Anne Valentine-Thon, Adjunct Professor at School of Medical Technology and Radiology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology education.

Interested in the sciences since her formative years, Dr. Valentine-Thon has excelled as an adjunct professor of virology and technical English at the School of Medical Technology and Radiology in Bremen, Germany since 2015, having also served in the same role from 1990 to 2009, teaching Molecular Biology and Immunology, as well. Furthermore, she taught Basic Immunology and Advanced Immunology at the University of Bremen in 1989 and 1990. In addition to this appointment, she had worked as the general manager of the Health Diagnostics and Research Institute in New Jersey from 2009 to 2015. Between 1977 and 2009, she had found success in various roles at the Laboratory Center of Bremen, the Shiwara Practice Laboratory Medicine, the State Hygiene Institute and the Institute for Human Genetics. Notably, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Anna Maria College in 1971 and a Master of Education from Boston University in 1974. Dr. Valentine-Thon also obtained a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1976 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Duisberg-Essen in 1985.

Reflecting on her illustrious career, Dr. Valentine-Thon cites her professional highlight to have been developing a test to detect active Lyme disease utilizing an in-vitro test. She also fondly remembers her organization and presentation of the PCR Summer School at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in 1994 with a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service, among other notable moments. She credits much of her success to her various mentors, including Professor Fritz Bach and Professor Donald Taub. Presently, she maintains her affiliation with the European Academy for Environmental Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, the International Committee of Jackson Laboratory and the German Association of Environmental Medicine. As a testament to her legacy, Dr. Valentine-Thon is also featured in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.

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