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Maurice Sanford Fox
BornMaurice Sanford Fox
(1924-10-11)October 11, 1924
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 26, 2020(2020-01-26) (aged 95)
ResidenceUnited States
FieldsMolecular Biology
InstitutionsRockefeller Institute for Medical Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Doctoral advisorWillard Libby
Doctoral studentsDavid Botstein
Other notable studentsH. Robert Horvitz
Known forMolecular Biology, Genetic Mutation
Notable awardsDocteur Honoris Causa, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (1994)

Maurice Sanford Fox (October 11, 1924 – January 26, 2020) was an American geneticist and molecular biologist. He was professor Emeritus of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was department chair between 1985 and 1989. He was important for the creation of the Council for a Livable World.

Fox died on January 26, 2020 at the age of 95.[1]