People in History

  • Photo of Robert Chambers
    Robert Chambers

    1881-1957

    His invention of the micro-manipulator for "cell surgery" allowed chromosomes to be dissected from the cell nucleus for the first time in 1912.

  • Photo of Harry Adolph Charipper
    Harry Adolph Charipper

    1900-1971

    A specialist in endocrine histology, hematology, and tissue cytology who did extensive work in vertebrate anatomy, cytology techniques and sense organs of the integument.

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    Herndon Dowling

    1921-2015

    A renowned herpetologist, who worked as Curator of Reptiles at the Bronx Zoo in New York, researched at the American Museum of Natural History and taught at NYU.

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    Albert Gordon

    1911-1992

    He was first to discover that red blood cell production is controlled by hematopoietin (or erythropoietin), a regulatory hormone that induces production in response to an organism's physiologic need.

  • Photo of Henry I. Hirshfield
    Henry I Hirshfield

    1919-2013

    Studied Environmental Medicine and maintained the largest collection of Blepharisma (a genus of unicellular ciliate protists found in fresh and salt water) in the world.

  • Photo of Michael Kambysellis
    Michael Kambysellis

    1935-2011

    Helped to establish the role of natural selection in the adaptive radiation of the Hawaiian Drosophila.

  • Photo of Steven Kazianis
    Steven  Kazianis

    1966-2008

    Involved in many aspects of research with Xiphophorus fish, specializing in gene mapping and the molecular genetics of melanoma formation in hybrid and non-hybrid fish.

  • Photo of Milan James Kopac
    Milan James Kopac

    1905-1989

    An innovator who designed the first semi-automatic micromanipulator driven by servo-motors and simple computer circuits as well as device for repetitive microinjection of sub nanoliter volumes.

  • Photo of Gladys Mateyko
    Gladys Mateyko

    1921-1968

    Specialized in the histology and cytology of pathological cell dynamics in tumor cells.

  • Photo of Jyotirmay Mitra
    Jyotirmay Mitra

    1921-2008

    An authority on heterochromatin, and chromatin state and modification that is now acknowledged as a second code of DNA called the histone code. His early work on heterochromatin state was foundational in this area.

  • Photo of Guenther Stotzky
    Guenther Stotzky

    1931-2015

    A world-renowned soil biochemist and microbial ecologist and AAAS Fellow. One of his major projects involved pioneering work on the persistence and ecological effects of transgenic plants and the insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis in soil.

  • Photo of Fleur Strand
    Fleur Strand

    1928-2011

    The pioneer of the “neuropeptide” concept, studying their effects, especially adrenocorticotropic hormones and related brain peptides on neuromuscular function.

  • Photo of Horace Stunkard
    Horace Stunkard

    1889-1989

    His studies uncovered the underlying principles of parasitology including basic host-parasite relationships and the co-evolution of parasites and their hosts.

  • Photo of Charles Willey
    Charles Willey

    1898-1969

    Known for his research in the structure and life history of parasites found in animals and humans.