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Biography

Daniel E. Morse

Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1967

University of California

Department:    Biomolecular Science and Engineering
E-mail:   d_morse@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Home Page:     http://www.lifesci.ucsb.edu/mcdb/faculty/morse/index.html
Phone:   (805) 893-3157
Fax:   (805) 893-8062


Research Statement
Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials; Silicon and Semiconductor Biotechnology; Elucidation and adaptation of molecular mechanisms underlying the biological nanofabrication of high-performance and self-healing materials; biomimetic adaptation of these mechanisms to develop new routes to high-performance and self-healing materials for aerospace and other practical applications.


Education
1967 Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
1963 B.A., Biochemical Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Positions
2000 Chairman, Interdisciplinary Grad. Program in Biomolecular Science & Engineering
1993-1994 Chairman, Division of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1990-1991 Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1986 Director, Marine Biotechnology Center, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1983-1985 Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1981-1982 Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1974- Professor of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara, CA
1971-1973 Silas Arnold Houghton Assoc. Prof., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1969-1971 Assist. Prof., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Selected Honors
1998 CNRS Visiting Professor, Univ. of Paris
1995 JSPS Visiting Professor, Univ. of Tokyo & Japan Center Marine Biotechnology
1986 Fellow, AAAS
1985 Smithsonian Institution Regents Fellow
1985 Burroughs-Wellcome Visiting Professor, St. Andrews Univ.
1973 Faculty Research Award, Amer. Cancer Soc.
1971 NIH Career Development Award

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