For most of his fellow Kentuckians, the accomplishments of Thomas Hunt Morgan have been overshadowed by the Civil War exploits of his uncle, the Confederate raider. Thomas Hunt Morgan: Pioneer of Genetics shows that feats performed on the frontiers of science can be as exciting as battlefield heroics, and that the “other Morgan” was as colorful a man as the general.
Thomas Hunt Morgan’s most noted work, done between 1910 and 1920 at Columbia University, revealed many of the secrets if genetics. Studying hundreds of generations of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster, he and the other scientists in the laboratory ...Read More
These essays—the outgrowth of a symposium sponsored by the University of Kentucky to honor one of its most distinguished graduates, Nobel Prize laureate Thomas Hunt Morgan—provide a representative view of research interests in specific areas of molecular biology. The fifteen contributors to this volume are among the most distinguished scientists in America.
Howard J. Teas received a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, where Thomas Hunt Morgan had been for many years chairman of the Division of Biology. Presently he is professor of biology at the University of Miami.