Harlyn 0. Halvorson, professor of biology and director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center at Brandeis University, has been elected president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. In 1962 Halvorson taught the summer physiology course at MBL and served as an instructor there through 1967. Since that time he has been an MBL summer investigator. Halvorson has taught at several universities, including the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin and Hebrew University. He had an NIH career professorship from 1963 until 1971, when he joined the staff of Brandeis University. The previous president and director of MBL, Paul R. Gross, left the office last fall to become vice president of the University of Virginia. Halvorson's appointment as MBL president began last month and he will become director of the lab at the end of August,...

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