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Biological Sciences Division
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December 2006

Noted Radiation Biology Researcher Named PNNL Affiliate Scientist

Portrait of William Morgan
William F. Morgan

William F. Morgan was appointed Director of Radiation Biology and an Affiliate Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on October 1. Morgan is Professor and Director of the Radiation Oncology Research Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In his position at PNNL, he will mentor and collaborate with staff in the Biological Sciences Division for proposals to the U.S. Department of Energy's Low Dose Radiation Research Program, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies concerned with the effects of radiation exposure to human health.

Morgan is a leading researcher in the field of radiation biology, and his work focuses on the long-term biological effects of radiation exposure. He is 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.

He received his undergraduate degree in botany, master's degree and Ph.D. in cytogenetics, and a D.Sc. 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.

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