Thomas Hunt Morgan

Morgan in 1891 Thomas Hunt Morgan (September 25, 1866 – December 4, 1945) was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the role that the chromosome plays in heredity.

Morgan received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in zoology in 1890 and researched embryology during his tenure at Bryn Mawr. Following the rediscovery of Mendelian inheritance in 1900, Morgan began to study the genetic characteristics of the fruit fly ''Drosophila melanogaster''. In his famous Fly Room at Columbia University's Schermerhorn Hall, Morgan demonstrated that genes are carried on chromosomes and are the mechanical basis of heredity. These discoveries formed the basis of the modern science of genetics.

During his distinguished career, Morgan wrote 22 books and 370 scientific papers. As a result of his work, ''Drosophila'' became a major model organism in contemporary genetics. The Division of Biology which he established at the California Institute of Technology has produced seven Nobel Prize winners. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1914
    New York, Columbia University Press, 1914.
    ix, 284 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  2. 2
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1901
    New York, London, The Macmillan Company; Macmillan & Co., ltd., 1901.
    xii p., 1 l., 316 p. illus. 23 cm.
  3. 3
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1913
    New York, Columbia University Press, 1913.
    ix, 282 p. illus., diagrs. 21 cm.
  4. 4
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1919
    Philadelphia, London, J.B. Lippincott [c1919]
    305 p. illus., plates, diagrs. 21 cm.
  5. 5
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1916
    Princeton, Princeton University Press; [etc., etc.] 1916.
    x, 197 p. illus., diagrs. 21 cm.
  6. 6
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1922
    New York, Holt, [1922]
    xiv,357p. illus. 22cm.
  7. 7
    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1926
    New Haven, Yale University Press; [etc., etc.] 1926.
    xvi, 343 p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm.
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    by Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
    Published 1934
    New York, Columbia university press, 1934.
    258 p.

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