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Douglas C. McFarland

Douglas C. McFarland, muscle biologist, educator. Achievements include research in the role of growth factors in avian skeletal muscle development. Recipient Outstanding Researcher award, Gamma Sigma Delta, 2002. Active Masonic Fraternity, Brookings, South Dakota; boy scout leader Boy Scouts American; Master: Brookings Masonic Lodge #24 (master 1998-1999); member: North Carolina-1131 Muscle Research.

Background

  • McFarland, Douglas C. was born on June 21, 1948 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Claude B. McFarland and Gladys J. (Hitt) McFarland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Biology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1971. Master of Science in Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Washington State University, Pullman, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant professor South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1986—1992, associate professor, 1992—1997, professor, 1997—2007, distinguished professor, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in the role of growth factors in avian skeletal muscle development.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Independent

    Membership

    Active Masonic Fraternity, Brookings, South Dakota. Boy scout leader Boy Scouts American. Master: Brookings Masonic Lodge #24 (master 1998-1999).

    Member: North Carolina-1131 Muscle Research.

    Personality

    Interests

    Bagpiping, american history, freemasonry, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Yooko Ishimaru, July 13, 1985. Children: Nathan K., Ian K.
    • father: Claude B. McFarland McFarland
    • mother: Gladys J. (Hitt) McFarland
    • spouse: Sandra Yooko Ishimaru
    • children: Nathan K. McFarland
    • Ian K. McFarland
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    Born June 21, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1971
      Southern Connecticut State University
    • 1975
      Washington State University
    • 1984
      Washington State University
    • 1986 - 1992
      Assistant, professor South Dakota State University
      Brookings, Oregon, United States

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