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Radiation exposure expert joins PNNL

March 13, 2007 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Noted radiation biology researcher William F. Morgan has been named director of radiation biology and an affiliate scientist at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Morgan also will continue in his position as professor and director of the Radiation Oncology Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

At PNNL Morgan will mentor and collaborate with staff involved with DOE’s Low Dose Radiation Research Program, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies concerned with the effects of radiation exposure on human health.

Morgan is an expert on the long-term biological effects of radiation exposure. He serves as a scientific representative for regulatory agencies such as the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the International Commission on Radiological Protection and the National Council for Radiation Protection.

Morgan received his undergraduate degree in botany, his master’s degree and doctorate in cytogenetics, plus a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Before joining the University of Maryland Medical School in 1999, Morgan led radiation research laboratories at the University of California, San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is a member of the Environmental Mutagen Society and the Radiation Research Society.

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