In Memory of George Chapman, Ph.D. (1925-2016): Scientist, Academic, and Student Mentor
George Chapman was born on June 10, 1925 and entered the United States navy after graduating from high school. He served in the Pacific during World War II, and afterward, went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree, M.A. and Ph.D. During his doctoral studies, he became the first to observe the structure of the inside of bacteria. Chapman’s journey continued at Georgetown, where he was appointed Chairman of the Biology department. He successfully created a Ph.D. program and spent countless hours teaching and mentoring undergraduates, all while publishing over 100 articles on cells. He continued to work and inspire undergraduates with the beauty of cell structure until he was 91. The Biology department keeps his great work, knowledge, and personal engagements in fond memory.