Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center
Keith Roberts Porter (1912-1997) was a Canadian-American cell biologist. He studied biology at Acadia University and Harvard University, from which he obtained a Ph.D. in 1938. From 1939 to 1961 he was a member of the Rockefeller Institute in New York City.
In 1970, together with Albert Claude and George E. Palade, Porter was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. Porter's colleagues Albert Claude, Christian de Duve, and George E. Palade were awarded a Nobel Prize in 1974 "for describing the structure and function of organelles in biological cells", work that Porter is also well known for.
Keith R. Porter