The collection consists of the professional papers of Dr. David Epel, including correspondence with colleagues; administrative
files from his tenure as acting dean of Stanford Universty's Hopkins Marine Station; lab notebooks; research files and drafts
of published work; files on grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other funding
sources; files on conferences attended; and lecture notes, syllabi, examples of student work, and other materials from courses
taught by Epel.
David Epel received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied under Daniel Mazia.
He joined Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in 1965. In 1970, he accepted a position at the University of California
San Diego's Scripps Institute of Oceanography. He returned to Hopkins in 1977, where he remained until his retirement as Professor
Emeritus in 2009. Epel's research focused on fertilization and development in the marine environment, often using sea urchin
gametes. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the Cox Medal for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research
at Stanford and the Ed Ricketts Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Marine Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Academy of Sciences.
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