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Nationality  United States
Fields  Virology, genetics
Name  Lois Miller

Lois K. Miller
Born  October 8, 1945 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA (1945-10-08)
Died  November 9, 1999(1999-11-09) (aged 54) Athens, Georgia, USA Melanoma
Institutions  University of Wisconsin–Madison (1967–1971), California Institute of Technology and Imperial Cancer Research Fund (1971–1976), University of Idaho (1976–1986), University of Georgia (1986–1999)
Alma mater  Upsala College (BS), University of Wisconsin–Madison (PhD)
Thesis  A study of two enzymatic activities associated with deoxyribonucleic acid polymerases: I. The exonucleolytic activity of the Micrococcus luteus DNA polymerase; II. Nucleoside diphosphokinase (1971)

Lois Kathryn Miller (October 8, 1945 – November 9, 1999) was an American geneticist and academic. She was a Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics and Entomology at the University of Georgia.

Biography

Miller was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate education at Upsala College and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Joining the faculty at the University of Idaho in 1976, she moved to the University of Georgia ten years later, becoming a Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics and Entomology. Miller focused her research on baculoviruses and programmed cell death. In 1991, her team at the University of Georgia discovered the anti-apoptotic properties of the baculoviral Early 35 kDa protein (P35).

Miller was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1987 and was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She died of melanoma in 1999.

References

Lois K. Miller Wikipedia


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