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Daniel Branton

biology professor

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.

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).