| the history of wake forest
marine and freshwater
cially on how chemical
agents mediate be-
He received a National
grant to study Euro-
pean water mites.
He was promoted to
In 1973 hugo c. lane (Licenciate of the Bio-
logical Sciences, Doctorate of the Biological
Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland) joined the Depart-
ment as Lecturer. He studied the development,
death, and iron recycling of red blood cells in
rainbow trout. He was also adviser to students
planning careers in the health professions. He
was appointed Assistant Professor in 1974.
In 1974 herman e. eure (B.S., Maryland State;
Ph.D., Wake Forest) was named Assistant Pro-
fessor. He was the first African-American male
to be given a full-time appointment to the Wake
Forest faculty. He was especially interested in
ecological relationships between parasites and
their vertebrate hosts. He became an Associate
Professor in 1980. (See page 139.)
In 1980 mordecai J. “mark” Jaffe (B.S., CCNY;
Ph.D., Cornell) was appointed Babcock Professor
of Botany, succeeding Walter Flory. He brought
with him research grants from the National
Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, and the Bi-National
(Israel and the United States) Agricultural Re-
search and Development Fund. His knowledge
of computers and image numeration enabled
him to study growth and changes in plants more
accurately than had been possible in the past.
Two Assistant Professors, husband and wife,
came to the Department in 1980: robert a.
browne (B.S., M.S., Dayton; Ph.D., Syracuse)
and carole l. browne (B.S., Hartford; Ph.D.,
Syracuse). At first they were appointed part-
time, but in 1983 they were given full-time
status. “Carole” was a cell biologist, and “Bob”
was interested in the areas of aquatic ecology.
His book, The Appalachian Trail: History, Hu-
manity, and Ecology, appeared in 1980.
Two other biologists, who, although achieving
tenure, did not remain at Wake Forest, made
important contributions to the Department in
the decade of the 1970’s: Veryl e. becker (B.S.,
Gustavus Adolphus; M.S., South Dakota State;
Ph.D., Michigan State) and mary beth thomas
(B.A., Agnes Scott; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina).
Becker came as Assistant Professor in 1969, was
promoted to Associate Professor in 1975, and
remained in the Department until 1979; he was a
biochemist/plant biologist. Thomas came as As-
sistant Professor in 1971, was promoted to Associ-
ate Professor in 1976, and remained until 1980;
she was a cell biologist / electron microscopist.
Also teaching biology between 1968 and 1983,
some of them part-time, were the following:
herbert h. Webber (1968–1970), donald J.
lartigue (1968–1969), thomas e. simpson
(1971–1972), rebecca c. Jann (1976–1978),
sandra Jo newell (1978– ), terry c. hazen
(1978–1979), and ramunasbigelis(1979–1983).