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date: 30 March 2020

Langford, George Malcolm locked

(26 Aug. 1944– ),
  • Charles W. Jr. Carey


cell biologist and professor, was born in Halifax, North Carolina, to Maynard and Lillie Langford, farmers. As a young boy, he exhibited an intense curiosity about the plants and animals on his family's farm, a curiosity that eventually developed into the desire to become a biology teacher. In 1966 he received a BS in Biology from Fayetteville State University, a historically black college in North Carolina, and entered the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he received an MS in Zoology in 1969 and a PhD in Cell Biology in 1971. After two years of postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, he accepted a position on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Six years later, he moved to Washington, D.C., to teach biology at Howard University College of Medicine; but he left in 1979 to become a professor of cell physiology at the University ...

A version of this article originally appeared in African American National Biography.

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