Walter A. Shropshire, (1932- ), a biophysicist, joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Radiation and Organisms, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in 1954 as a plant physiologist and technician. After receiving the Ph.D. in Plant Physiology and Photobiology in 1958 from the George Washington University, he worked at the Division of Radiation and Organisms (later the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) as a scientist and later assistant director until his retirement in 1986.
(1) Description in control file; (2) unprocessed.
(1) Audiotapes, 15 hours; (2) transcript
These interviews of Shropshire, conducted by Pamela M. Henson, covers his education and research with Max Delbruck and other biophysicists, career at DRO/RBL/SERC working for Robert B. Withrow and William H. Klein, work on such special projects as the 1981 volume, The Joys of Research, and his career as a Methodist minister.
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