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Paul B. Green *57

Published in Jan. 27, 1999, issue

Paul Barnett Green, distinguished botanist, researcher, and teacher, died Aug. 18, 1998, of pancreatic cancer at his home in Stanford, Calif. He was 67. He received his undergraduate education at the U. of Pennsylvania and in 1957 earned a doctorate in biology from Princeton. Subsequently he was elected to the Society of Fellows at Harvard U. and spent three years at Harvard and at the Federal Technical Institute (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He next joined the faculty at the U. of Pennsylvania, teaching there for 12 years. In 1971 he relocated to Stanford U., where he remained until his death.

His 40-year research career was as productive as his teaching career, perhaps even more so. At Harvard and in Switzerland he studied plant morphogenesis and continued this work for the remainder of his life. His pioneering contributions here and in developmental biology have been widely recognized and honored. Two weeks before he died, he was honored at a special symposium, followed by the Award of Merit of the Botanical Society of America for "his innovative, technically brilliant, and analytically fundamental work on plant morphogenesis." He received several other major awards in his field of endeavor.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter, two sons, a sister, and five grandchildren.

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