Joe grew up on a tidal salt marsh in Long Island, New York. He spent his early years collecting and rearing insects as a hobby. He went to college majoring in Zoology and published his first paper based on his undergraduate research on cockroach development. He chose a graduate school where he could continue his interest in insect development and on earning his Ph.D., did a post doctoral in Biometry, and another in Biochemistry. Joe's major interest is in using experimental design to explore the mechanisms of development and cell biology. After 42 years of research and teaching at UMass Amherst, he has moved his base of operation to UNE. He will continue research lobster cuticle and mouse bone development, focusing on how minerals are acquired, fashioned into structures and function in skeletons.
Case Western Reserve University
NIH Postdoctoral Trainee in Development
Sabbatical Research Associate with Sabine Hild
Polymer Science at Johannes Kepler University
Sabbatical Research Associate with Wolfam Nagel
Physiological Institute LMU
Sabbatical Research Assoc. at Vibrating Probe Facility
Marine Biological Labs
Sabbatical Research with Beatrice Lanzrein
University of Berne
Sabbatical Research As
protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.
Developmental Biology, Cell physiology and Biometry.
NSF 'Spatio-Temporal Regulation of Tip Growth in Pollen Tubes' 2009-2013
RI-SeaGrant 'Mineralization of the lobster exoskeleton as a target of shell disease' 2007-2010.