PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE: Thomas H. Morgan 1933 - Lexington, KY
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N 38° 03.058 W 084° 29.807
16S E 719639 N 4214427
Quick Description: Thomas H. Morgan, born Sept. 25, 1866 was educated at the University of Kentucky, doing postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins University. For his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity, he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2007 4:31:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2JGF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In 1890 he earned his Ph.D. degree at Johns Hopkins University. In 1891 he became Associate Professor of Biology at Bryn Mawr College for Women, where se stayed until 1904, when he became Professor of Experimental Zoology at Columbia University, New York. He remained there until 1928, when he was appointed Professor of Biology and Director of the G. Kerckhoff Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology, at Pasadena. He remained there until 1945, During his later years he had his private laboratory at Corona del mar, California.

He married Lilian Vaughan Sampson, in 1904, who had been a student at Bryn Mawr College , and who often assisted him in his research. They had one son and three daughters.

Professor Morgan died in 1945.

The Kentucky Historical Marker is located in front of his former home at 210 N. Broadway, which is now the Women's Club of Central Kentucky.
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1933

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