Elof Axel Carlson

1958-1960 Biology Queen's University at Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
 1960-1968 Zoology University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 
 1968-2001 Biology Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States 
 2009- Institute for Advanced Study Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States 
genetics dumpy locus, human genetics, history of genetics
"Elof Axel Carlson"

I was born July 15 1931 in Brooklyn, NY. I attended NYU BA 1953. After my PhD at IU in 1958 with H. J. Muller, I taught at Queen's University, UCLA, and Stony Brook University. I retired in 2001 and devoted my years since then writing books, a newspaper column on science, and learning. I have 13 published books and one in press and several in different states of development. I write on the history of genetics, the philosophy of science, and science and society issues. I am married to Nedra Carlson and we raised six children and have 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I am now in assisted living at IU's retirement community, Meadowood. I am a Fellow of the American Associations for the Advancement of Science and I have won several teaching awards.
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Hermann J. Muller grad student 1953-1958 Indiana University
 (Allelism, complementarity, and pseudoallelism at the dumpy locus in D. melanogaster.)


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Owen G. Debowy research assistant 1994-1998 SUNY Stony Brook (Neurotree)
Shari Cohn grad student SUNY Stony Brook (Neurotree)
John Leslie Southin grad student 1960- McGill University and UCLA (Neurotree)
Ronald Ross Sederoff grad student 1962- UCLA & CalTech (Chemistry Tree)
Harry Oliver Corwin grad student 1964- UCLA (Neurotree)
Robert James Hendrickson grad student 1964- UCLA (Neurotree)
John Bruner Jenkins grad student 1965- UCLA (Neurotree)
Dale Grace grad student 1964-1968 UCLA (Neurotree)
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Carlson EA. (2013) H.J. Muller's contributions to mutation research. Mutation Research. 752: 1-5
Carlson EA, Desnick RJ. (1979) Mutational mosaicism and genetic counseling in retinoblastoma. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 4: 365-81
Grace D, Carlson EA, Goodman P. (1968) Drosophila melanogaster treated with LSD: absence of mutation and chromosome breakage. Science (New York, N.Y.). 161: 694-6
Carlson EA, Sederoff R, Cogan M. (1967) Evidence favoring a frame shift mechanism for ICR-170 induced mutations in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 55: 295-313
Carlson EA, Southin JL. (1963) Chemically Induced Somatic and Gonadal Mosaicism in Drosophila. I. Sex-Linked Lethals. Genetics. 48: 663-75
SOUTHIN JL, CARLSON EA. (1962) Comparison of micromaps obtained by direct and indirect methods of recombination in the dumpy region of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 47: 1017-26
CARLSON EA, SOUTHIN JL. (1962) Comparative mutagenesis of the dumpy locus in Drosophila melanogaster. I. X-ray treatment of mature sperm--frequency and distribution. Genetics. 47: 321-36
CARLSON EA, OSTER II. (1962) Comparative mutagenesis of the dumpy locus in Drosophila melanogaster. II. Mutational mosaicism induced without apparent breakage by a monofunctional alkylating agent. Genetics. 47: 561-76
MULLER HJ, CARLSON E, SCHALET A. (1961) Mutation by alteration of the already existing gene. Genetics. 46: 213-26
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