Former University of Southern Mississippi professor Dr. Robert C. Bateman, Jr. received the 2010 Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) “Chemist of the Year ” at the Mississippi ACS awards dinner held recently on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.
Bateman, who retired from Southern Miss in June of 2011 after 23 years, served as chair of its Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 10 years. His research has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Marine Fisheries Services and numerous others. Following his retirement, Bateman is now a member of the faculty at William Carey University.
Bateman received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas before joining the Southern Miss faculty.
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