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Daniel Branton

Daniel Branton, American biology professor. Achievements include research in cell biology, protein interactions and molecular organization of erythrocyte and other membranes, cell shape, freeze-etching techniques for electron microscopy.

Background

  • Branton, Daniel was born on January 13, 1932 in Antwerp, Belgium. Arrived in United States, 1941.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Cornell University, 1954. Master of Science in Pomology, University California, Davis, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology, University California, Berkeley, 1961.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1961-1963. Assistant, associate, full professor botany University California, Berkeley, 1963-1973. Higgins professor biology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1973, emeritus.

      Visiting scientist Louisiana Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, 1970-1971. Member Molecular Biology Study Section National Institutes of Health, 1974-1978.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in cell biology, protein interactions and molecular organization of erythrocyte and other membranes, cell shape, freeze-etching techniques for electron microscopy.

    Works

    • Member editorial board Journal Molecular Biology, 1970-1973, Journal Cell Biology, 1970-1973, Journal Membrane Biology, since 1973, Protoplasma, 1973-1995.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences (chairman section on cellular and development biology), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Biophysics Society, American Society for Cell Biology (council 1972-1975, president 1984-1985), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Parents American citizens).
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    Born January 13, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1954
      Cornell University
    • 1957
      University California
    • 1961
      University California
    • 1961 - 1963
      Postdoctoral fellow, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
      Zurich, Switzerland, Switzerland
    • 1963 - 1973
      assistant, botany University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1963 - 1973
      associate, botany University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1963 - 1973
      full professor, botany University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1973
      Higgins professor, biology Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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