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Daniel Mazia (December 18, 1912 in Scranton, Pennsylvania – June 9, 1996 in Monterey, California) was an American cell biologist, best known for his 1951 research with Katsuma Dan that isolated the cell structures responsible for mitosis.
December 18, 1912|
June 9, 1996|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1937)|
|Awards||E.B. Wilson Medal (1981)|
Nuclear and Cellular physiology
University of Missouri (1938-1950)|
University of California, Berkeley (1951-1979)
Mazia grew up in a Jewish family in Philadelphia. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1933 and a Ph.D. in 1937 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1937-38, he was a National Research Council fellow at Princeton University and at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He then joined the zoology faculty of the University of Missouri, where he taught until 1950. From 1951 until his retirement in 1979, he was a professor of zoology at the University of California, Berkeley. After leaving Berkeley until his death in 1996, Mazia was an emeritus professor at Stanford University.
The gift of the great microscopist is the ability to think with the eyes and see with the brain— Daniel Mazia