Lawrence Rogers Blinks (22 April 1900- 4 March 1989) was an American biologist with research interests in photosynthesis and eletrophysiology.
Life and education
Lawrence Rogers Blinks was born in Michigan City, Indiana on 22 April 1900 to parents Walter Moulton Blinks and Ella Little (Rogers) Blinks. He attended Kalamazoo College and Stanford University, before attending Harvard University where he was awarded a BS in 1923 and MA in 1925. He also completed his PhD at Harvard in 1926 under the direction of Winthrop Osterhout. Blinks married botanist Anne Catherine Hof in 1928 and they had one son. At age 88, Lawrence Blinks died on March 22, 1989 in Pacific Grove, California.
After graduation, Blinks continued to work with Osterhout at the Bermuda Biological Station and Rockefeller Institute. In 1933, he joined the faculty of Stanford University and worked on the main campus before serving the director of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove from 1943-1965. After retiring from Stanford, he worked as a visiting professor at UC Santa Cruz from 1966-1973 and helped to develop the new UC campus's Department of Biological Sciences.
- Guggenheim Fellowship (1939, 1948)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1949)
- American Society of Plant Biology Stephen Hales Award (1952)
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1955)
- Fulbright Scholarship (1957)
- Thorhaug, Anitra; Berlyn, Graeme (2009-06-17). "A tribute to Lawrence Rogers Blinks (1900–1989): light and algae". Photosynthesis Research. 100 (3): 129–141. doi:10.1007/s11120-009-9435-1. ISSN 0166-8595. PMID 19533413.
- "Blinks, Lawrence Rogers". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
- Abbott, Isabella A; Smith, Celia M (2010). "Lawrence Rogers Blinks 1900-1989: A biographical memoir" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs.
- IPNI. L.R.Blinks.