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Richard Earl McCarty

Richard Earl McCarty, American biochemist, biochemistry educator. Recipient Career Development award National Institutes of Health, 1968-1973, Charles F. Kettering award for Excellence in Photosynthesis American Society Plant Physiologists, 1994, President medal, John Hopkins University, 2002. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society Plant Physiologists.

Background

  • McCarty, Richard Earl was born on May 3, 1938 in Baltimore. Son of Maclyn and Anita (Davies) McCarty.

  • Education

    • AB, Johns Hopkins University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1964.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral associate Public Health Research Institute, New York City, 1964-1966. Assistant professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1966-1972, associate professor, 1972-1977, professor, 1977-1990, professor, chairman, 1981-1985, director biotechnology program, 1988-1990. Professor Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, since 1990, chairman, 1990-1997.

      Interim dean School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 1997-1998, William D. Gill professor plant biology, since 1998, James B. Knapp dean Zanvyl Krieger School Arts and Sciences, 1999—2002, dean emeritus, since 2002. Member panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1984-1986. Panel manager Photosynthesis and Respiration Program, United States Department of Agriculture, National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, 1994.

    Works

    • Author: (with D. Wharton) Experiments and Methods in Biochemistry, 1972. Member editorial board Journal Biological Chemistry, 1978-1988, 95—, associate editor, 1981-1982. Member editorial board Biochemistry, since 1996.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society Plant Physiologists.

    Connections

    • Married Kathleen Connolly, June 17, 1961. Children– Jennifer A., Richard E., Junior, Gregory P.
    • father: Maclyn McCarty
    • mother: Anita (Davies) McCarty
    • spouse: Kathleen Connolly
    • children: Jennifer A. McCarty
    • Richard E. McCarty
    • Junior McCarty
    • Gregory P. McCarty
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    Born May 3, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1960
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1964
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Postdoctoral associate, Public Health Research Institute
    • 1966 - 1972
      assistant, professor Cornell University
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1990
      professor, Johns Hopkins University
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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