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Keith Roberts Porter

Porter at cine scopeThe Facility is named for the former chair of the Biological Sciences Department (1984-1988). He was an eminent electron microscopist and a founding member of the American Society for Cell Biology. In 1945, he published the first EM micrograph of a complete animal cell, and from that image named the ‘endoplasmic reticulum’.

For a complete biography, please refer to the Journal of Cell Biology article on Dr. Porter, published in 1997.