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Richard Lee Chappell

Richard Lee Chappell, American biology educator, neuroscientist. Recipient Antarctic medal United States Congress, 1959; Chappell Peak, Antarctica, named in his honor; grantee National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1971-2004, National Science Foundation, since 2006.


  • Chappell, Richard Lee was born on March 9, 1938 in Buffalo. Son of G. Howard and Gertrude Lyth (Myers) Chappell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1970.


    • Assistant professor biology Hunter College, City University of New York, New York City, 1970-1974, associate professor, 1975-1979, professor, since 1980, chairman department, 1987-1990. Executive officer Doctor of Philosophy program in biology Graduate Center City University of New York, 1993—2008, chairman council executive officers, 2001—2008. Chair Antarctic Program Task Force, National Council Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture, since 2008.

      Consultant Bell Laboratory, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1982-1983, chairman Physiology and Neuroscience Subprogram City University of New York, New York City, 1986-1988.


    • Author: Antarctic Scout, 1959. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Chairman Science Development Program, Incorporated, New York York City, 1980-2007. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1962-1966. Fellow The Explorers Club (board directors 1972-1975).

    Member Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology, American Polar Society (vice president 1989-1997, president 1997-2000), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Marine Biological Laboratory Corporation, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Alice Carol Merckens, September 6, 1968. Children: Carol, Dreux.
    • father: G. Howard Chappell
    • mother: Gertrude Lyth (Myers) Chappell
    • spouse: Alice Carol Merckens
    • children: Carol Chappell
    • Dreux Chappell
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    Born March 9, 1938
    • 1962
      Princeton University
    • 1970
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1970 - 1974
      Assistant, professor biology Hunter College
    • 2008
      chair Antarctic Program Task Force
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