Thomas P West
Professor, Department of Biology and Microbiology
South Dakota State University, USA
Dr. Thomas P. West received his PhD in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 1980. Dr. West is a Full Professor within the Department of Biology and Microbiology at South Dakota State University on the Brookings campus. He is currently serving as a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Analytical Chemistry. He has authored or co-authored 117 research articles.
His research interests are in the field of microbial biochemistry. His current research is investigating biomass-based specialty chemical production by microorganisms, microbial production of commercially important polysaccharide gums and the regulation of pyrimidine metabolism at the level of enzyme synthesis and enzyme activity in pseudomonads and related species.