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Thomas H. Morgan Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1933

Zoologist, Geneticist. Chromosome role in heredity, sex determination. Drosophila. Genes stored in chromosomes in nuclei. Epigenetics. Combination rule. Limited number of combination groups. Crossing-over rule. Linear arrangement of genes in chromosomes.

Didn’t attend Nobel award ceremony, because in Caltech, busy establishing new physiology group and with future of biochemistry, genetics.

Nobel Award and Philanthropy

Thomas Hunt Morgan was known to be generous. He shared his Nobel Prize money with two of his former students, Calvin Bridges and Alfred Sturtevant.

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Name: Thomas Hunt Morgan
Birth: 25 September 1866, Lexington, KY, USA
Death: 4 December 1945, Pasadena, CA, USA
Institution: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Award:"for his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity"
Subject: Genetics
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Education: B.S. University of Kentucky, 1886.
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1890. Mentors: William Keith Brooks – Embryology, Marine organisms; H. Newell Martin and W. H. Howell – Physiology. Thesis: Embriology of Pycnogonida (sea spiders)
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