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biologist , educator

Peter K. Hepler, American biologist, educator. Achievements include research in role of calcium, protons, membranes and the cytoskeleton in cell division and development; research in structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton using either an electron microscopic analysis of cells prepared by rapid freeze fixation or a light microscopic examination of cells in their natural living.

Background

Hepler, Peter K. was born on October 29, 1936 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, University New Hampshire, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1964.

Career

Research parasitologist Walter Reed Army Institute Research, Washington, 1964—1966. Lecturer biology Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967—1968, assistant professor biology, 1968—1970, 1970—1977. Associate professor biology University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977—1980, professor botany Durham, 1980—1989, Ray Ethan Torrey professor botany, since 1989, director plant biology graduate program, since 1996, Constantine Gilgut professor plant biology, since 1998.

Panel member National Science Foundation, 1972—1975, 1979, 84, member advisory panel, 88. Panel member site visit team to Dartmouth College National Institutes of Health, 1980. Program manager competitive grants office for plant growth and development United States Department of Agriculture, 1986—1987.

Co-chairperson International Meeting Calcium in Plant Growth and Development, 1990. Organizer symposium on plant cell structure Annales of Micros Society of America, 1993. Member selection committee Japan International Prize in Biology, 1997.

Member science advisory board Donal Danforth Plant Science Center, 1999—2001. Chair committee visitors, review of cell biology cluster National Science Foundation, 2001. Honorary invited presenter various lecturers and symposia, since 1965.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in role of calcium, protons, membranes and the cytoskeleton in cell division and development. Research in structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton using either an electron microscopic analysis of cells prepared by rapid freeze fixation or a light microscopic examination of cells in their natural living.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Guest member editorial board: Annual Review Plant Physiology, 1975, member editorial board: Plant and Cell Physiology, 1986-1989, Journal Submicroscopic Cytology, 1986-1994, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, 1986-1994, BioEssays, since 1989, associate editor: Protoplasma, 1994—2001, Plant Physiology, 1998—2000.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Microscopical Society of America, American Society Plant Physiologists, American Society for Cell Biology, Phi Kappa Phi.