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January 17, 2002
MBL Trustees Elect New Members

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Trustees of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) elected five new Board members at their November 10, 2001, meeting. Margaret C. Bowles of Woods Hole, MA, Martha W. Cox of Hobe Sound, FL, Walter E. Massey of Atlanta, GA, Marcia C. Morris of Boston, MA, and Gerald Weissmann, M.D., of New York, NY, are all members of the incoming Class of 2006. They will serve a four-year term.

John E. Dowling, Sheldon J. Segal, Mary B. Conrad, and Thomas S. Crane were re-elected to serve as President of the Corporation, Chairman of the Board, Treasurer, and Clerk, respectively.

Margaret C. Bowles has a degree in Modern European History from Bryn Mawr College. She is an editor and science writer and produces the MBL Ecosystems Center's annual report as well as publications for the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (USJGOFS) Planning and Data Management Office. She is an active member of the Woods Hole community and a Director and Secretary of the Clowes Fund, which was established by her grandfather, George H.A. Clowes, Sr.

Martha W. Cox is a graduate of the Walnut Hill School in Boston and the Emma Willard School and Bennett Junior College, both in New York. She is on the Board of Trustees at the Walnut Hill School, the Neighborhood Club in Michigan, and the Freedom Institute in New York. Mrs. Cox has done extensive fundraising for the Cottage Hospital on Nantucket where she lives during the summer. She is also the Treasurer of the Cox Foundation, Inc., in Boston. Mrs. Cox served as a MBL Trustee in the Classes of 1997 and 2001, where she was a member of the Development and Nominating Committees and a Vice Chair of the Discovery Campaign. She lives in Hobe Sound, FL.

Walter E. Massey received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and a B.S. in Physics/Math from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. He was awarded the Ford Foundation Early Admission Scholarship and entered college after the 10th grade. Dr. Massey is presently the President of Morehouse College, having held positions as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of California, Oakland, and Director of the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Dr. Massey is the Founding Chairman of the Board for the Argonne National Laboratory/University of Chicago (ARCH) Development Corporation in Chicago, IL and is currently on the board of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, the McDonald's Corporation, the Bank of American Corporation, and the BP Amoco Corporation, in addition to several academic and educational boards. He is a past Trustee of Rockefeller University, Brown University, and Washington University and is a Visiting Committee member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Northwestern University. Dr. Massey is a Corporation member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has been a member of the MBL’s Council of Visitors since September 2000. He and his wife have a home in Woods Hole.

Marcia C. Morris received a B.A. from Connecticut College, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a M.P.A. from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is currently a consultant for Praecis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Prior to this, Ms. Morris served as Senior Vice President-Strategic Initiatives, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for the The New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she held appointments as President of the Children's Group-Wholesale Division, General Counsel, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary for the Stride Rite Corporation in Cambridge, MA. She also served as Associate General Counsel and Associate Counsel for the Stop & Shop Companies in Quincy, MA, and as Associate Council at the firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer in Boston, MA.

Gerald Weissmann was born in Vienna, Austria. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1950 and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 1954. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Director at New York University School of Medicine's Biotechnology Study Center. From 1973 to 2000, he served as Director of NYU School of Medicine's Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Weissmann is on the Advisory Board of the Ellison Medical Foundation and now manages the Rockefeller and Ellison Foundation's "Undeveloped Drug Project" that will bring neglected drugs to underserved areas of the world. He was Co-Founder (with E.C. Whitehead) and Director of The Liposome Company in Princeton, NJ, from 1982 to 2000. Dr. Weissmann has a longtime association with the MBL. He served as a Trustee in the classes of 1997 and 2001 where he was the Chair of the Nominating Committee and a Vice-Chair of the Discovery Campaign. An MBL Corporation Member and Associate, Dr. Weissmann served as the MBL Annual Fund Chairman in 1993 and 1994 and is a former investigator and instructor of the Physiology course. Some of the honors and awards Dr. Weissmann has received include the Paul Klemperer Medal, New York Academy of Medicine Award in 1997; the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology in 1992, the MBL Centennial Award (with James Wyngaarden and DeWitt Stetten, Jr.) in 1988, the Lila Gruber Cancer Research award (with Emil Frei, III) in 1979, and the Alessandro Robechhi International Prize for Rheumatology in 1972. Dr. Weissmann lives in New York and has a home in Woods Hole.

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an independent scientific institution, founded in 1888, that undertakes the highest level of creative research and education in biology, including the biomedical and environmental sciences.