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Paul T Morrison
Works at ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Attended University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lives in ✔ Boston, MA
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Scientist, Potter, embarrassing my children.
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  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Principal Scientist, present
  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Director, Molecular Biology Core Facilities, present
  • ✔ Harvard Medical School
    Principal Associate in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, present
  • ✔ Paul T Morrison Biotechnology Consultants
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  • ✔ Harvard University
    Director, Molecular Biology and Genomics Core Facility, present
  • ✔ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Associate Director Blais Proteomics Center, present
  • •Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole, •Grain Mill of Falmouth •Cap'n Kidd of Woods Hole,•Otis Air Force Base, Falmouth, •Sheraton Hotel of Falmouth, etc.
    •Dishwasher •freight car unloader •cashier •gopher •lab rat •nail puller •painter (of wood) •weed puller •catheter changer •electrode maker •electron microscopist •etc, 1972 - 1980
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✔ Boston, MA
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✔ Rockport, MA - ✔ Wayland, MA - Indianapolis, IN - Amherst, MA - Woods Hole, MA - Gloucester, MA - Cambridge, MA - Watertown, MA - Brighton, MA - Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Tiloo Cay, Bahamas - Paris, France - Torrey, Utah - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - ✔ = denotes current, others I stayed at least a month.
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Tinkerer, familiar with tools, DNA sequencers, mass spectrometers, chainsaws, pottery wheels, and carbon fiber.
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To find the official Paul T Morrison go to the Harvard Directory.

This Google Plus account is owned and operated by Paul T Morrison. The opinions expressed here may not reflect those of my university, institute, staff, colleagues, friends, family, dog, or the Rubber Duck.

If you want the official answer to your question or you want to send me your cv please contact me on LinkedIn or go directly to my primary lab website and click on PEOPLE top right.

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If you arrived here searching for stories about the Rubber Duck, start here with my articles in Good Morning Gloucester. If you are interested in what my day job is go to my MBCF lab website.
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35 years toiling at the molecular biology wet bench sequencing genes, cloning genes, over expressing the proteins then finding big expensive instruments that will do it faster. Part-time science writer on multiple sites and Rubber Duck chronicler on the biggest and best blog on the North Shore (of Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America), Good Morning Gloucester.
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Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Botany, 1974 - 1978
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    Biology
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    Ceramics, pottery
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society
    Lichenology
  • Falmouth High School
    Falmouth, MA
  • Lawrence High School
    Falmouth, MA
  • Belzer Middle School
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
    Indianapolis, IN
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MBCF , Polymerase, Luciferase , paultmorrison

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What is GMO?

Some pictures in the article of original "food' plants before modification by smart humans.

http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/how-crops-are-genetically-modified-what-fruits-vegetables-looked-like-prior-domestication/


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The image above illustrates the type of propaganda that is commonly shared on the Internet about GMOs. Images like those are often shared without the "sharer" taking the time to understand what "genetically modified" actually means and without realizing that they likely already depend on the many of the benefits of genetic modification. Some of…
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Have you heard the one about the Zika virus might have been caused by GMO mosquitoes? Don't believe it for a second. Because believing it and spreading that bullshit might end up killing people.

#GMO   #GMOs    #PROGMO  
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GMOs. What are they? 

1) They are not magic.

2) They are not voodoo.

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What is a GMO?

New 5 minute video which clearly explains GMO foods.  Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czx8nF7GrIM


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The seal looked shifty.
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Grumpy rapey seals. Look to be on a #GMO  free gluten free diet.
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Have you heard the one about the Zika virus might have been caused by GMO mosquitoes? Don't believe it for a second. Because believing it and spreading that bullshit might end up killing people.

#GMO   #GMOs    #PROGMO  
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True! Oxitec could be testing their mosquito in the Florida Keys soon but you never know when conspiracy theories like this derail real science. 

The Oxitec GMO mosquito has been shown to knock out 92% of the mosquitos without spraying!
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What is a GMO?

New 5 minute video which clearly explains GMO foods.  Yay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czx8nF7GrIM


#ProGMO   #GMO  
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Google Plus added some auto nice effects to Piha (not pigs.)
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Pigs west of Auckland on Tasman sea
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Kiwis do bacon the way Brits and the Japanese do bacon, uncooked to rubbery. They do go crispy when it goes on a hamburger and they usually do a Ciabatta roll for a bun so pretty good but ...

Besides wall to wall beautiful landscape and everything else they have cattle, both dairy and meat, and of course sheep. I did not see one pig the entire time and I did a complete loop of the north island, Auckland-Rotorua-Napier-Wellington-outside New Plymouth then back up to Auckland and doing three day trips north of Auckland to see large Kauri trees and amazing beaches. 

But no pigs.
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Wasps have injected new genes into butterflies
news.sciencemag.org

Wasp virus may protect butterflies from a second virus

The Death Of Expertise
thefederalist.com

To reject the notion of expertise, and to replace it with a sanctimonious insistence that every person has a right to his or her own opinion

European Science’s Great Leap Backward - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

Scientific achievement has become a questionable priority in both Europe and the United States. Increasingly, we express contempt for the id

Illuminating the Interactome | The Scientist Magazine®
www.the-scientist.com

A massive screen yields the most comprehensive map of binary human protein interactions to date.

The Quest for Myself
thequestformyself.blogspot.com

Corsica, Bastia, The East Coast. It Is High Time To Express My Opinion (IV) On The Green Peace and The Whales My sympathy to this movement l

Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution | The Scientist Magazine®
www.the-scientist.com

Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.

Granite
halibutpointnotes.blogspot.com

If you've only had local experiences, 'rock' and 'granite' are synonymous. It's hard to distinguish something utterly common when you can't

Amazon Kindle Voyage Gets Praise for New Features, Scorn for Pricing
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While it may not sound like much to spend $199 for a tablet-like device, many believe that two hundred dollars is too high a price to pay fo

Green Groups Go To War On Scientific Reform In Europe
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It is, perhaps, not the best of times for Greenpeace. Many of its supporters are angered at the revelation that a senior executive has been

Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV | The Scientist Magazine®
www.the-scientist.com

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

An entire bacterial genome discovered inside that of a fruit fly
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

Bacteria have the ability to transfer genes to one another. Now, scientists have found that one species, Wolbachia, has managed to transfer

Leaving the Anti-Vaccine Movement - Voices For Vaccines
www.voicesforvaccines.org

I can’t tell you how I became pro-vaccine without first telling you how I became anti-vaccine. When my oldest daughter was about four months

Genetically Engineered Bananas – Audiommunity with Pamela Ronald | Food ...
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Bananas are delicious. Personally, my favorite consumption methods are in oatmeal or cereal, in smoothies, or just on their own (for the rec

Food wars | COSMOS magazine
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Modern agriculture is under attack. Critics blame it for polluting the planet, destroying forests and damaging human health. In its place th

I just used The ABRF MarketPlace to find a core and it was Amazeballs!
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Check it out. The last time I looked I knew I wasn't getting a comprehensive list of cores in my area, now it has everyone. I found some com

Rainbow Garage Inc
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When Will Genomics Cure Cancer?
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A conversation with the biogeneticist Eric S. Lander about how genetic advances are transforming medical treatment

Thought maybe I would not have to see 40,000 gannets if I could distract Sue. A little winery sign turn right and hilarious sheep are eating the leaves off the vines. Went for a wine tasting, I am really starting to appreciate the local Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs. We stayed for lunch with a Maltese Falcon Pizza, a little more wine tasting and carried off a few bottles for our mini fridge back in Napier.
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When I write restaurant review I try to say at least one thing critical. Can't do it here. Amazingly prepared food, beautiful building, service was just right. Finishing up our first three week stay in New Zealand and I was still on a lamb jag and they were perfect. Sue let me have some of her beef, wow, she only let me have a little. Whole meal was excellent with several entrees (these would be called appetizers in USA) two main dishes (these would be called entrees in USA) and a couple carafes of the local wine. Just a word about New Zealand wine. We had a very nice Pinot Noir there. I don't go crazy about Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blancs but those two are so tasty in New Zealand. If you are new to the area hit a few wineries and get a taste of the local stuff. Back to Deco, the turkish coffee and the dessert were great. This is where they showed they were doing new fusion or whatever using liquid nitrogen or something to make the ice cream. Whatever they did it was worth it. All that and my credit card said I barely broke a hundred bucks. That type of food and service would normally be double in Boston. Drive down to Piha, hit the beach, then hit this place after you have made it back up the twisty road.
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reviewed a week ago
Fresh fish, shrimp, clams, and all sorts of premade stuff like crab cakes (very tasty) shrimp cakes. Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Spice for the native shrimp, powdered Wasabi for the tuna and salmon that is so fresh just eat it raw on the ride home. This is across the street from the Cape Ann Brewery. Good combo is Fisherman's IPA with the native shrimp. You can get them with the heads on.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
These guys will bend over backwards to find you the part you need and their prices are cheaper than going over the bridge to the Apple Store.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Amazing place. Rare photo of Seldom Seen with my daughter.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Around 400 feet north on 103 on the right is the famous rock: "Chicken Farmer I still love you."
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The beers are top notch. The fish and chips, fisherman's platter, the haddock sandwich, they do one of the tastiest fried fish (usually haddock) around. You're in Gloucester and you're getting fresh fish.Rest of the menu is decent too I just gravitate to the fresh fish. They make their own fries and potato chips. Wicked. Gets loud when packed but service even when crowded is quick and friendly. Take out growlers. Bring the empties back! Great deal.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago