Warren, Leonard 1924–

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Warren, Leonard 1924–

PERSONAL: Born September 23, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; U.S. citizen; son of Isaac (a manufacturer) and Molly (Hoberman) Warshavsky; married Eve Ruth Yanovsky, June 29, 1947; children: Daniel, Kit Warren-O'Brien, Suzanne. Ethnicity: "Jewish-American." Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1947, M.D., 1952; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1957. Politics: Liberal Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, reading, clocks.

ADDRESSES: Home—433 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Office—Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104; fax: 215-898-9871. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, section head, 1957–63; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, American Cancer Society Research Professor, 1964–2000, professor at Wistar Institute, 1975–2005. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, summer researcher, 1966–.

MEMBER: Academy of Natural Science.

AWARDS, HONORS: Honorary doctorate, University of Reims, 1988; award for nonfiction, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, for Joseph Leidy, the Last Man Who Knew Everything.


(Editor, with B.D. Davis) Specificity of Cell Surfaces, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1956.

New Perspectives on Evolution, Wiley-Liss (New York, NY), 1991.

Bound Carbohydrates in Nature, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1994.

Joseph Leidy, the Last Man Who Knew Everything, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1998.

Adele Marion Fielde: Feminist, Social Activist, Scientist, Routledge (New York, NY), 2002.

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque: A Voice in the American Wilderness, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2004.

Contributor of more than 100 articles to scientific journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: William Maclure: Merchant, Geologist, Philanthropist, Social Radical.

SIDELIGHTS: Leonard Warren once told CA: "My writing is inspired by fabulous, talented, productive people of the nineteenth century who are virtually unknown today. I want to 'ungrave' them."