Porter, Keith R.

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Born:              1912, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Died:              1997

Field:             Biologist



Biologist who became a pioneer in electron microscopy at the Rockefeller Institute in New York. Obtained the first useful high-resolution pictures of intact cells of higher organisms. Published over 150 papers and a book on ultrastructure. Elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1964, and received the Passano Foundation Award and the Gairdner Foundation Award in the same year.


Marble, Allan E.: Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad.  Lancelot Press, Windsor, Nova Scotia, 1977.