October 13, 1926, Oakwood, Illinois

February 5, 1955
Wife: Marion Edmonds - Born: July 13, 1926

Nancy Carol - Born: May 31, 1959
Martha Ellen - Born: August 6, 1960

B.S., Chemistry, Stanford University, 1947
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1952
Dissertation: Studies on the Substances Produced by the Alkaline
Hydrolysis of Ribonucleic Acid from Yeast

Distinguished Service Award: American Society for Photobiology, 1974
Finsen Medal (Award for "Fundamental Contributions To Photobiology"
from the International Association of Photobiology), 1984
R.S. Landauer Memorial Lecture (Health Physics), 1986
Medal of Award in Photobiology, 1987, presented by the
European Society for Photobiology and the University of Padua
Sigma Xi National Lecturer, 1987-1988
Lifetime Achievement Award: American Society for Photobiology, 1990

George Gamble Scholarship (Stanford), 1946-1947
U.S. Public Health Service Post Doctoral Fellow, 1952-1954
University of California, Berkeley
U.S. Public Health Service Research Career Development Award,
Stanford University School of Medicine, 1966-1971

Research Assistant in Radiology, University of California School of Medicine,
San Francisco, 1954-1956
Research Associate in Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1956-1962
Lecturer in Biophysics, Stanford University, 1959-1962
Visiting Professor of Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, November 1976
Stanford University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Radiology (Radiation Biochemistry), 1962-1965
Associate Professor, 1965-1973
Professor (Radiation Oncology), 1973-1991
Professor Emeritus (Active), 1992-1993
Professor Emeritus, 1993-

U.S. National Committee for Photobiology, National Academy of Sciences,
National Research Council, 1964-1974, Chairman, 1970-1974
Executive Committee of Comite International de Photobiologie, 1964-1970
Executive Editor of the International Journal, Photochemistry and Photobiology,
U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Biological Sciences,
1967-1973, Secretary, 1971-1973
Editorial Board for the series Photophysiology
(Current Topics in Photobiology and Photochemistry), 1970-1974
Chairman of a Special Committee of the National Academy of Sciences to write
a report on the "Biological Impacts of Increased Intensities of
Solar Ultraviolet Radiation" 1971-1972 (published 1973)
Member of a Special Committee of the National Research Council to Initiate a
Study of the Effects of Light on the Newborn, 1971
Member of the Radiation Bio-Effects and Epidemiology Advisory Committee
of the Food and Drug Administration, 1974-1975
Consultant: Task Group on Biological (Non-Human) Effects Research,
and the Task Group on Biological (Human) Effects Research
of the Biological and Climatic Effects Research (BACER)
Program of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1976
Corresponding Member: European Institute of Ecology and Cancer
(INEC), 1976-1980
Editorial Board for the journal Carcinogenesis, 1979-1985
Advisory Editor for the journal Radiotherapy and Oncology, 1983-1991

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1956-
American Chemical Society, 1953-1986
American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1976-1984
Governing Board/Council, 1976-1984
Chairman, Membership Committee, 1979-1982
Member, Committee for Long Range Planning, 1979-1983
Vice-President, 1981-1982
President, 1982-1983; Past-President, 1983-1984
American Society for Microbiology, 1971-1991
American Society for Photobiology, 1972-
Founder and President, 1972-1974
Publications Committee, 1972-1985; Chairman, 1972-1974
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1962-
Biophysical Society, 1953-1986
Photochemistry and Photobiology Subgroup, Founder and President, 1970-1971
British Photobiology Society, 1969-?
Environmental Mutagen Society, 1978-?
European Photochemistry Association, 1980-1982
European Society for Photobiology, 1986-
Inter-American Photochemical Society, 1980-1982
Northern California Photobiology and Photochemistry Group, 1962-1974
Founder and President, 1962-1966
Radiation Research Society, 1963-
Meeting Site Selection Committee, 1974-1975
Sigma Xi, 1951-

The photochemistry and radiation chemistry of DNA, the genetic control and biochemical bases of the multiple pathways of DNA repair, and the roles of DNA repair processes in radiation and spontaneous mutagenesis. Over 190 papers have been published on these and related topics.

Author: (with P.C. Hanawalt) Molecular Photobiology, Academic Press, N.Y. 1969
[Japanese translation, 1969, Russian translation, 1972]
Editor: Aging, Carcinogenesis and Radiation Biology, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1976
Editor: Photochemical and Photobiological Reviews
Volumes 1-7, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1976-1983
Author and Editor: The Science of Photobiology, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1977
Second Edition, 1989
Series Editor:
Photobiology, Plenum Press, NY, 1980-1982
The Science of Photomedicine, J.D. Regan and J.A. Parrish, ed., 1982
Topics in Photomedicine, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1984
Editor, Author and Webmaster, Photobiological Sciences Online
(a free online textbook) [] 2007-

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