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William Clouser Boyd

William Clouser Boyd, American educator, researcher. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, New York Academy Science; member American Association Immunologists (president 1959-1960), American Association Human Genetics (president 1957), American Rocket Society, American Association Physical Anthropologists, British Association Immunologists (honorary), Sigma Xi.; Club: Boston Mycological (president 1960).

Background

  • Boyd, William Clouser was born on March 4, 1903 in Dearborn, Missouri, United States. Son of William Oliver and Wilmuth (Clouser) Boyd.

  • Education

    • Student, School Oriental Studies, Cairo, Egypt, 1949-1950.

    Career

    • Teaching fellow Boston University School Medicine, 1926, member of faculty, from 1930, professor immunochemistry, research, 1948-1969, professor emeritus, 1969-1983. Head department biochemistry (United States Naval Medical Research Unit Northern 3), Cairo, 1949-1950. Research collaborator (Brookhaven National Laboratory), 1956-1957.

      Visiting professor biochemistry and nutrition U. P.R. Med School, San Juan, 1970-1971. Research associate University of California-San Diego, 1974-1983.

    Works

    • Author: (with Fritz Schiff) Blood Grouping Technic, 1942, Fundamentals of Immunology, 1943, 4th edit., 1966, Genetics and the Races of Man, 1950, (with Bachelor of Science Walker and I. Asimov) Biochemistry and Human Metabolism, 1952, (with I. Asimov) Races and People, 1955, Introduction to Immunochemical Specificity, 1962, also 300 articles in technical journals Guggenheim fellow, 1935. Fulbright fellow, 1952.

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, New York Academy Science. Member American Association Immunologists (president 1959-1960), American Association Human Genetics (president 1957), American Rocket Society, American Association Physical Anthropologists, British Association Immunologists (honorary), Sigma Xi. Club: Boston Mycological (president 1960).

    Connections

    • Married Lyle A. Gifford, June 9, 1931 (divorced 1966).; married Cassandra Girard Crosby, 1967. 1 child, Sylvia Lyle.
    • father: William Oliver Boyd
    • mother: Wilmuth (Clouser) Boyd
    • spouses: Lyle A. Gifford
    • Cassandra Girard Crosby
    • child: Sylvia Lyle Boyd
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