Born in 1923, Richard Morita began his career at OSU in 1962 as an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Oceanography. Specializing in the study of microbial life forms in oceanic environments, Morita participated in several deep-sea research expeditions early in his career. In 1964 Morita achieved the post of Professor. Morita retired from OSU with Emeritus status in 1989.
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