College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2000

Paul Barnes – An Exceptional Member of SFSU Community

    Dr. Paul Barnes (BA ’60 and MA ‘63, Biology) has been an exceptional member of the SF State community for the last 30 years. After receiving 2 degrees at SF State, Barnes attended University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1969 and earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry. Barnes continued his postdoctoral work at the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas (1969-71) and the University of Maryland (1971-72), and also at the University of Southern California (1972-73).
Paul Barnes Dr. Barnes has held numerous prominent positions at San Francisco State: Chair of the Biology Department, member of the Academic Senate and the Curriculum Review and Approval Committee, Member and Chair of CSE Curriculum committee, President of SFSU chapter of Sigma Xi, member of the University Promotions Committee, and Chair of the Clinical Science RTP committee. These are only some of the highlights of the Dr. Barnes’ past work and involvement. Presently, Dr. Barnes is the Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.
    His work has established him a recognized name here at San Francisco State University along with his research and development, which has gained him several prestigious awards. Dr. Barnes has been a recipient of many research and development awards from funding organizations including the National Science Foundation and NASA-AMES Research Center. Dr. Barnes has also been recognized at SF State with the award of Meritorious Performance and Professional Award. His recent research, Acceleration Training with a Short-Arm Centrifuge on Work Capacity and Microgravity Induced Orthostatic Intolerance, was awarded by NASA-AMES Research Center (1999-2000). Dr. Barnes along with his academic work and his involvement in the University has published his work many times throughout his career. His first publication was in 1971 and he has continued to write more published works to the present day. Dr. Paul Barnes is an asset to San Francisco State University and his commitment to higher education is recognized by his many accomplishments.

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