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For Immediate Release: February 24, 2011
Contact: David Gallagher, MBL, (508) 289-7725; dgallagher@mbl.edu

MBL Trustees Elect New Members
Five new MBL trustees appointed; three reappointed

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Trustees of the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) have elected Bruce Beal of The Beal Companies; James Galloway, Ph.D. of the University of Virginia; Richard S. (Chip) Morse of Woods Hole, MA; Elise Rose, Ph.D., of Falmouth, MA; and Millicent Bell of Boston, MA to the Board’s Class of 2014. Re-elected were David Hibbitt of Bristol, Rhode Island; Saul Pannell of the Wellington Management Company; and Walter Salmon of Harvard Business School.

MBL Board of Trustees include John W. Rowe, Chairman; and ex officio members, Joan V. Ruderman, Speaker of the Corporation; Gary G. Borisy, President and Director; Mary B. Conrad, Treasurer of the Corporation; Christopher M. Weld, Clerk of the Corporation; and David Gadsby, Chairman of the Science Council.

Bruce Beal Bruce A. Beal
Bruce Beal is chairman and CEO of The Beal Companies, LLP, a 125-year family-owned real estate investment and development firm in Boston, MA. Mr. Beal graduated from Rollins College, where he was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2008. He is a former trustee and vice president of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, former trustee of The Cambridge School and The New England Conservatory, former chairman of the annual fund for Harvard School of Public Health, former chairman of the Harvard Parent Association, former trustee of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, member of the Visiting and Collections Committees to the Harvard Art Museums, and director of Tweedy Browne Global Funds and Tweedy Browne American Fund. Mr. Beal previously served on the MBL Board of Trustees from 2003 through 2009.

James Galloway James Galloway, Ph.D.
Jim Galloway is a professor of Environmental Sciences, and the Associate Dean for the Sciences in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is also a frequent visiting scholar at the MBL Ecosystems Center. His research has contributed immensely to the growing understanding of how nitrogen cycles endlessly through the environment. Dr. Galloway received a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Whittier College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Cornell University, he accepted a position as assistant professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia in 1976. Dr. Galloway served as president of the Bermuda Biological Station for Research from 1988 to 1995, and as chair of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia from 1996 to 2001. In 2002 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2008 he was elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and was one of two recipients of the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the premier international award for environmental science, energy and environmental health.

Chip Morse Richard S. (Chip) Morse
Chip Morse graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics. After a year in General Electric Company's business training program, he served as the communications and legal officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer with a tour of duty in the waters off Vietnam. He received his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1970. Mr. Morse co-founded the law firm of Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton (MBBP) in Waltham, MA in 1993. In 2004, he became Of Counsel and continues to have a close connection with the firm. Mr. Morse is currently engaged in a number of professional and charitable activities centered on the ocean sciences and preservation of the coastline. He is a member of the corporation and former trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a member of the Board of the Regional Technology Development Corporation of Cape Cod. He also serves on the Board of the Coalition for Buzzards Bay and is chairman of the Board of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust. Prior to founding MBBP, he was a partner in the Boston law firm of Hutchins & Wheeler.

Elsie Rose Elise Rose, Ph.D.
Elise Rose received her Ph.D at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She did Post Doctoral fellowships in the Genetics Department at Harvard Medical School and in the Biology Department at MIT. She has been involved in several leadership roles, including serving as a member of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, Director of the Human Genome Laboratory at Perkin-Elmer-Cetus, NIH Principal Investigator and Director of the Human Genome Laboratory at Applied Biosystems, Faculty Member at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Genetics, and Director of Molecular Biology at Genetic Microsystems (now Affimetrix). She is presently a guest scientist in the MBL's Bay Paul Center.

Millicent Bell Millicent Bell, Ph.D.
Millicent Bell is an Emeritus Professor of English at Boston University who earned her doctorate at Brown University. She is the author of a number of books including Edith Wharton and Henry James: The Story of Their Friendship, Hawthorne’s View of the Artist, Meaning in Henry James, and Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism. Millicent’s book, Marquand: An American Life, was nominated for the National Book Award in biography and for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the recipient of many honors, including a Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Shell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Winship Prize for biography. Dr. Bell has served as director of TEI Biosciences, a company founded by her late husband, Eugene Bell, in 1991. In addition, she is a partner in Transorg Corporation LP. In 2010 Professor Bell’s gift of $8 million to the MBL established the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering at the laboratory.


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