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Arnold Warren Ravin

Arnold Warren Ravin, American geneticist, educator. Recipient Edward Peck Curtis award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 1966. Predoctoral fellow National Cancer Institute, United States Public Health Service, 1949-1950, post-doctoral fellow, 1951-1953, special research fellow, 1960-1961; National Science Foundation Faculty fellow, 1975.

Background

  • Ravin, Arnold Warren was born on August 15, 1921 in New York City. Son of Max and Rae (Levinson) Ravin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1942. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1948, Doctor of Philosophy., 1951.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Laboratoire de genetique, U. Paris (France), 1951-1953. Member of faculty U. Rochester, 1952-1968, professor biology, 1962-1968, department chairman, 1957-1960, associate dean College Arts and Science, 1960-1961, dean, 1961-1963. Professor biology University of Chicago, 1968-1981, master collegiate div. biology, associate dean div. biological science, 1968-1973, Chairman of Commission on conceptual founds. of science, 1973-1977, Addie Clark Harding professor biology, 1976-1981, director Morris Fishbein Center for Study History Science and Medicine, 1978-1981.

      Member genetics training committee National Institutes of Health, 1967-1970. Member committee biology College Entrance Examination Board, 1956-1960. Member biology committee college proficiency examinations New York State Education Department, 1964-1966.

      Visiting professor genetics of University of California at Berkeley, 1963. Sigma Xi Bicentennial lecturer, 1974-1976. Member National Humanities Faculty, 1972-1981.

      Trustee Bergey’s Manual Trust, 1961, American Type Culture Collection, 1967-1972.

    Works

    • Author: Evolution of Genetics, 1965.

    Membership

    Member of faculty U. Rochester, 1952-1968, professor biology, 1962-1968, department chairman, 1957-1960, associate dean College Arts and Science, 1960-1961, dean, 1961-1963. Member genetics training committee National Institutes of Health, 1967-1970. Member committee biology College Entrance Examination Board, 1956-1960.

    Member biology committee college proficiency examinations New York State Education Department, 1964-1966. Member National Humanities Faculty, 1972-1981. Trustee Bergey’s Manual Trust, 1961, American Type Culture Collection, 1967-1972.

    Served to First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Genetics Society American, Society General Microbiology (Great Britain), American Society Microbiology, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Naturalists, Philosophy of Science Association, History of Science Association, American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi.

    .; Member editorial board American Naturalist, 1968-1970.

    Connections

    • Married Sophie Brody, June 11, 1956. Children: Sonia, Andrea.
    • father: Max Ravin
    • mother: Rae (Levinson) Ravin
    • spouse: Sophie Brody
    • children: Sonia Ravin
    • Andrea Ravin
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    Born August 15, 1921
    Died February 28, 1981
    (aged 59)
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