Edmund Beecher Wilson

Columbia University, New York, NY 
Chromosomes, cell biology
"Edmund Wilson"

Edmund Beecher Wilson (October 19, 1856 – March 3, 1939) was a pioneering American zoologist and geneticist.
Wilson was born in Geneva, Illinois, and graduated from Yale in 1878. He earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins in 1881.
He was a lecturer at Williams College in 1883-84 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1884-85. He served as professor of biology at Bryn Mawr College from 1885 to 1891.
He spent the balance of his career at Columbia University where he was successively adjunct professor of biology (1891-94), professor of invertebrate zoölogy (1894-97), and professor of zoölogy beginning in 1897.
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Clarence Erwin McClung research assistant Columbia (Evolution Tree)
Carl L. Alsberg research assistant 1896 Columbia (Chemistry Tree)
Hans Zinsser research assistant 1898 Columbia (ID Tree)
Gary Nathan Calkins grad student 1898 Columbia
Albert P. Mathews grad student 1898 Columbia (Chemistry Tree)
Aaron Franklin Shull grad student 1911 Columbia (Evolution Tree)
John Whittemore Gowen grad student 1919 Columbia (FlyTree)
Franz Schrader grad student 1919 Columbia
Arthur W. Pollister grad student 1930 Columbia (Neurotree)
Marcus Singer grad student 1938 MBL
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