Eric F. Wieschaus

Prof. Dr. Eric F. Wieschaus

Nationality
United States 
Institution
Princeton University 
Award
1995 
Discipline
Physiology or Medicine 
Co-recipients
Profs. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Edward B. Lewis 
Motivation
"for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development."

Further Information on the Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born June 8th, 1947 in South Bend, Indiana; studied biology at Notre Dame University, South Bend, and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; 1974, Ph.D. at Yale; 1975-1978, researched at the Zoological Institute of the University of Zurich; 1978-1981, head of a research group at the European Molecular-Biological Laboratory in Heidelberg; investigated with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard the genetic controlling of embryonic development in systematic mutation experiments on fruit flies.

Nobel Prize for Medicine 1995 together with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development; many of the findings from their experiments with the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly can be applied to hereditary deformations in humans.

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