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Richard Banfield Marchase

Richard Banfield Marchase, American cell biologist, educator, research administrator.


  • Marchase, Richard Banfield was born on March 12, 1948 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Nicholas and Vivian H. (Banfield) Marchase.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Cornell University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, 1976. Postgraduate, Duke University, 1978.


    • Muscular Dystrophy Association postdoctoral fellow division neurology Duke University Medical Center, 1976-1977, United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow department anatomy, 1977-1978, assistant professor anatomy, 1978-1986. Associate professor cell biology University Alabama-Birmingham, 1986—1990, professor, since 1990, chairman, 1992—2000, senior associate dean biomedical research, 2000—2006, vice president research and economic development, since 2004.


    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Zoology, Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairpersons (president 1995-1996), American Association Anatomists, Federal American Society Experimental Biology (board directors 2000— vice president science policy, 2005, president-elect 2007), Sigma Xi.


    • Married Gail C. Andrews, September 2, 2006. Children: Nicholas Darrow, Allison Elizabeth.
    • father: Nicholas Marchase
    • mother: Vivian H. (Banfield) Marchase
    • spouse: Gail C. Andrews
    • children: Nicholas Darrow Marchase
    • Allison Elizabeth Marchase
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    Born March 12, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      Cornell University
    • 1976
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1978
      Duke University
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