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Frederick Grinnell took his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Clark University (1966) and Ph.D. in biochemistry at Tufts New England Medical Center (1970). Subsequently, he moved to Dallas for postdoctoral work in the UTSW Biochemistry Department. In 1972, he joined the UTSW faculty in the Department of Cell Biology where he has developed a multidisciplinary research and teaching program, on one hand doing scientific research and on the other explaining what doing research entails.

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Clark University (1966), Chemistry
Graduate School
Tufts University (1970), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • a) Science education
  • b) Research ethics
  • c) Philosophy of science
  • d) Fibronectin
  • e) Wound healing
  • f) Tissue engineering


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The Scientific Attitude, 2nd Edition

Frederick Grinnell (1992). New York, Guilford Press

Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic

Frederick Grinnell (2009). New York, Oxford University Press

Honors & Awards

  • Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
    Piper ProfessorAward (2017)
  • AAAS Fellow, Section on History and Philosophy of Science
    Elected (2012)
  • UT System Regents
    Outstanding Teaching Award (2012)
  • UT Southwestern Faculty Senate
    President (2006)