Philip M. Halisky
Philip M. Halisky passed away on May 29, 2014. Halisky was a professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Cook College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
He was born in east-central Alberta, Canada and completed high school in the midst of World War II and promptly enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He was trained and sent overseas to Europe as a Flight Engineer on Lancaster bombers. After serving in two Lancaster squadrons, he was discharged from the RCAF with the rank of Flying Officer.
After the war, Halisky spent a decade studying at the University of Alberta (BS degree) and Washington State University (Ph. D. degree). He then commenced a 38-year career in academia; first at the University of California in Davis and then at Rutgers University in New Jersey. From his research results he wrote over 190 publications.
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