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Morris Rockstein, American Science writer, editor, consultant. National Research Council fellow in natural science University of Minnesota, 1946-1948; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Brooklyn College, 1959, Outstanding Alumnus Achievement award University Minnesota, 1977, Post 50th Alumni Lifetime Achievement award Brooklyn College Alumni Association, 1998; named knight commander of merit Knights of Malta, 1982.


Rockstein, Morris was born on January 8, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Son of David and Mina (Segal) Rockstein. came to the United States, 1923.


AB magna cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1938; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1941; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1948; certified, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Institute Nuclear Studies, 1950.


Research assistant entomology University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1941-1942. Assistant professor, associate professor zoophysiology Washington State University, Pullman, 1948-1953. Assistant professor, then associate professor physiology New York University School Medicine, New York City, 1953-1961.

Professor physiology University Miami School Medicine, 1961-1981, chairman department, 1967-1971. President Cortisol Medical Research, Inc., 1983-1985. Chairman science advisory board Anorexia Nervosa Institute, Melbourne, Florida, 1983-1985, Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, 1971-1978.

Consultant entomology American Public Health Association, 1961-1978. Delegate White House Conference on Aging, Washington, 1961, 71. Consultant insect physiology Section Tropical Medicine and Parasitology National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1962-1966, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980-1992, BIOS, 1983-1985.

Member corporation Marine Biological Laboratory, since 1961, trustee, 1961-1963, life member, trustee emeritus, since 1993. Visiting lecturer Minority Institutes Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology MARCPROG, 1983-1988.



Member resource and management committee Area Agency on Aging, 1988-1990. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service research, 1951-1981. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (life, member council 1962-1964), Gerontological Society (president 1965-1966), Entomological Society of America (life member).

Member International Association Gerontology (member executive council 1963-1966), International Association Prolongation of Human Life Span (vice president 1974-1992), American Physiological Society, American Society Zoologists, Society General Physiologists, Sunflower Society Miami (vice president 1986-1988),Elks Lodge 948, Army-Navy Club, Coral Gables Country Club (board directors Fleet 1994-1996, 97-98), Century Club of Coral Gables, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.


Children: Susan M. Bumgarner, Madelaine Jo Sottile.

David Rockstein

Mina (Segal) Rockstein

Susan M. Bumgarner Rockstein

Madelaine Jo Sottile Rockstein