Kaplan, Jacob Gordin

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Kaplan, Jacob Gordin

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Gordin Kaplan taught physiology and biophysics at Dalhousie University between 1950-1966. He was born in 1922 in New York City. Following active service in the US Army Medical Corps during World War Two, he completed his MA and PhD at Columbia University and moved to Canada in 1950 to take up an appointment at Dalhousie. In 1966 he moved to Ottawa, then in 1981 he joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta. He served as that university's first Vice-President (Research), a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

During his fifteen years in Halifax, Kaplan was an active member in community affairs and was a key figure in the founding of the Halifax Grammar School. He died in 1988.


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