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Paul Terrell Shafer

Paul Terrell Shafer, American biophysicist. Achievements include patent for medical diagnostic cassette; discovery of first known site for prostaglandin binding; discovery of action of endonucleases against lipid bilayers. Captain United States Army, 1961-1963. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Plastics Engineers.

Background

  • Shafer, Paul Terrell was born on November 23, 1938 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Eugene Wesley and Margaret Negley (Hare).

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University California, Berkeley, 1972.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow, research physicist University Kansas Medical Center/Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital, 1972-1977. Assistant professor University Kansas, Kansas City, 1977-1985. Senior scientist Sensor Diagnostics Corporation, Irvine, California, 1986-1988.

      Founding biophysicist, prototype group leader Biocircuits Corporation, Burlingame, from 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patent for medical diagnostic cassette. Discovery of first known site for prostaglandin binding. Discovery of action of endonucleases against lipid bilayers.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Captain United States Army, 1961-1963. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Plastics Engineers.

    Connections

    • Son of.
    • father: Eugene Wesley Son
    • mother: Margaret Negley (Hare) Son
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    Died May 7, 2004
    (aged 65)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      University California
    • 1972 - 1977
      Postdoctoral fellow, University Kansas Medical Center/Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital
    • 1972 - 1977
      research physicist, University Kansas Medical Center/Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital
    • 1977 - 1985
      assistant, professor University Kansas
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      senior, scientist Sensor Diagnostics Corporation
      Irvine, California, United States