The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 50: 93 - 101 (2006)

Vol 50, Issue 2-3

Special Issue: Developmental Morphodynamics

Direct physical formation of anatomical structures by cell traction forces. An interview with Albert Harris

Open Access | Published: 15 February 2006

Lev Beloussov*

Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Russia


Albert Harris was educated at The Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, Virginia, USA (1961). He then earned a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania, USA (1965), followed by a Ph.D. in Biology (1971) from Yale University, where his Dissertation Advisor was the great John Phillip Trinkaus. He held a Damon-Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Research in 1970-72, under Michael Abercrombie, FRS, at the Strangeways Research Laboratory of Cambridge University, England. Then he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Zoology Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. USA. In 1977, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Zoology, and in 1983 was promoted to Full Professor of Biology. In Oct.-Nov. 1991 he was honored to be Distinguished Visiting Professor of Zoology at the University of California at Davis.

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