Robert Dowben is Adjunct Professor of Physiology, Brown University. A.B., Haverford College, 1946; M.S. (Biochemistry) 1947, and M.D., University of Chicago, 1949. Dr. Dowben has had faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania Medical S! chool, Northwestern University School of Medicine, jointly at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, and Brown University. He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles and four books dealing mainly with cell membrane proteins, muscle proteins and muscle diseases. His most recent research deals with the hydrodynamic properties and protein interactions usiinig fluorescence resonance energy transfer and fluorescence polarization techniques. Dr. Dowben is an avid reader and enjoys music, sailing and helping his wife with gardening.