James Wade Atz

1959 New York University, New York, NY, United States 
"James Wade Atz"

(1915 - 2013)
James Wade Atz was born on July 23rd, 1915 in Newark, New Jersey. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1936 and both his M.S. in 1951 and his Ph.D. in 1959 from New York University. Dr. Atz began his career studying fish at the New York Aquarium first as a lab technician in 1937, then as assistant curator in 1947, associate curator in 1957, and finally as a full curator in 1961. He joined the American Museum of Natural History with an honorary position as a research associate in the Department of Animal Behavior in 1960. In 1965 he moved to the Department of Ichthyology where he became an associate curator and then a full curator in 1970.
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Myron Gordon grad student 1959 NYU
 (Morphological and genetic studies on the pigmentary patterns of xiphophorin fishes and their hybrids.)


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Maria Figueiredo-Pereira grad student 1985 NYU (Chemistry Tree)
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