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Peter K. Hepler

Peter K. Hepler, American biologist, educator. Achievements include research in role of calcium, protons, membranes and the cytoskeleton in cell division and development; research in structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton using either an electron microscopic analysis of cells prepared by rapid freeze fixation or a light microscopic examination of cells in their natural living.

Background

  • Hepler, Peter K. was born on October 29, 1936 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, University New Hampshire, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1964.

    Career

    • Research parasitologist Walter Reed Army Institute Research, Washington, 1964—1966. Lecturer biology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967—1968, assistant professor biology, 1968—1970, 1970—1977. Associate professor biology University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977—1980, professor botany Durham, 1980—1989, Ray Ethan Torrey professor botany, since 1989, director plant biology graduate program, since 1996, Constantine Gilgut professor plant biology, since 1998.

      Panel member National Science Foundation, 1972—1975, 1979, 84, member advisory panel, 88. Panel member site visit team to Dartmouth College National Institutes of Health, 1980. Program manager competitive grants office for plant growth and development United States Department of Agriculture, 1986—1987.

      Co-chairperson International Meeting Calcium in Plant Growth and Development, 1990. Organizer symposium on plant cell structure Annales of Micros Society of America, 1993. Member selection committee Japan International Prize in Biology, 1997.

      Member science advisory board Donal Danforth Plant Science Center, 1999—2001. Chair committee visitors, review of cell biology cluster National Science Foundation, 2001. Honorary invited presenter various lecturers and symposia, since 1965.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in role of calcium, protons, membranes and the cytoskeleton in cell division and development. Research in structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton using either an electron microscopic analysis of cells prepared by rapid freeze fixation or a light microscopic examination of cells in their natural living.

    Works

    • Guest member editorial board: Annual Review Plant Physiology, 1975, member editorial board: Plant and Cell Physiology, 1986-1989, Journal Submicroscopic Cytology, 1986-1994, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, 1986-1994, BioEssays, since 1989, associate editor: Protoplasma, 1994—2001, Plant Physiology, 1998—2000.

    Membership

    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Microscopical Society of America, American Society Plant Physiologists, American Society for Cell Biology, Phi Kappa Phi.
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    Born October 29, 1936
    Nationality
    • 1958
      University New Hampshire
    • 1964
      University Wisconsin
    • 1964 - 1966
      Research parasitologist Walter Reed Army Institute Research
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      lecturer, biology Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      associate, professor biology University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
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