Edwin Grant Conklin

Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863–1952, American zoologist, b. Waldo, Ohio, B.S. Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1886, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1891. From 1908 he taught and conducted research at Princeton, principally in cytology (particularly cell division), embryology, and heredity. His chief interest was evolution. He wrote Heredity and Environment (1915) and many other works, and he was influential in organizing the marine biology laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass.

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