|November 2, 2000
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UCSD PROFESSORS IN THE
BIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISIONS HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS
Six professors in the Biology
and Physical Sciences Divisions at the University of California, San
Diego are being recognized for their achievements. They are Kiyoteru
Tokuyasu, David Woodruff, Raffi Aroian, Daniel Dubin, Susan Taylor and
emeritus in biology, received the 2000 Distinguished Scientist
Award from the Microscopy Society of America. He is the second biology
faculty member and the third member of the UCSD community to receive
this honor. Tokuyasu studied at Kyushu (Imperial) University in Japan
where he received a bachelor's degree in physics and the equivalent of
a Ph.D. in medical science. He has been on the UCSD faculty since
Biology professor Woodruff
was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by his alma mater, the
University of Melbourne, Australia, following examination of 100 of
his research papers presented in a 1,245-page thesis on Evolution and
Conservation of Animal Species. Woodruff received a bachelor's degree
in zoology and genetics in 1965 and a Ph.D. in zoology in 1973 from
the University of Melbourne. He has been on the UCSD faculty since
Assistant professor of
biology Aroian has received two awards: the New Investigator Award
in the toxicological sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund based
in North Carolina and the Beckman Young Investigator Award given by
the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation of Irvine. Aroian received a
Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and completed
postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
He has been on the UCSD faculty since March of 1997.
physics Dubin has received the 2000 Award for Excellence in Plasma
Physics Research from the American Physical Society. The award
recognizes "a particular recent outstanding achievement in plasma
physics research." Dubin received a bachelor's degree in
theoretical physics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario,
Canada, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in plasma physics from
Princeton University. He has been on the UCSD faculty since 1987.
Chemistry and biochemistry
professor Taylor is the recipient of the Francis P. Garvan-John M.
Olin Medal for 2001 from the American Chemical Society. The award
honors distinguished service to chemistry by U.S. women chemists.
Taylor received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University
of Wisconsin, a Ph.D. in physiological chemistry from Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore and has been on the UCSD faculty since 1970.
Feher, research professor
in physics, has been named a Fellow of the Biophysical Society for
important contributions in the use of physical methods to study
biological systems and in investigations of the primary processes in
photosynthesis. Feher received a bachelor's degree in engineering
physics, a master's in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in physics,
all from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the
UCSD faculty since 1960.