Niel, Cornelis Bernardus van, 1897-1986Alternative names
Dr. van Niel (1897-1985) took his doctorate at the Technical University, Delft, in 1928. He joined Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in 1929 as Associate Professor of Microbiology and in 1946 was appointed Herzstein Professor of Biology. His honors included two Guggenheim Fellowships (1946 and 1954) and the National Medal of Science in 1964. He retired from the Marine Station in 1962. From 1964 to 1968 he taught at U.C. Santa Cruz as a visiting professor. His research was concerned mainly with photosynthesis, photosynthetic bacteria, and bacterial taxonomy.
From the description of C.B. Niel papers, 1923-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702130323
Van Niel was a friend and neighbor to the Brookses when they lived in Carmel, CA.
From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182776700
- Candida albicans
- Photosynthetic bacteria