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Douglas C. McFarland

educator , muscle biologist

Douglas C. McFarland, muscle biologist, educator. Achievements include research in the role of growth factors in avian skeletal muscle development. Recipient Outstanding Researcher award, Gamma Sigma Delta, 2002. Active Masonic Fraternity, Brookings, South Dakota; boy scout leader Boy Scouts American; Master: Brookings Masonic Lodge #24 (master 1998-1999); member: North Carolina-1131 Muscle Research.

Background

McFarland, Douglas C. was born on June 21, 1948 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Claude B. McFarland and Gladys J. (Hitt) McFarland.

Education

Bachelor in Biology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1971. Master of Science in Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition, Washington State University, Pullman, 1984.

Career

Assistant professor South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1986—1992, associate professor, 1992—1997, professor, 1997—2007, distinguished professor, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in the role of growth factors in avian skeletal muscle development.

Membership

Active Masonic Fraternity, Brookings, South Dakota. Boy scout leader Boy Scouts American. Master: Brookings Masonic Lodge #24 (master 1998-1999).

Member: North Carolina-1131 Muscle Research.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bagpiping, american history, freemasonry, reading.

Connections

Married Sandra Yooko Ishimaru, July 13, 1985. Children: Nathan K., Ian K.

father:
Claude B. McFarland McFarland

mother:
Gladys J. (Hitt) McFarland

spouse:
Sandra Yooko Ishimaru

children:
Nathan K. McFarland

Ian K. McFarland