Hermann J. Muller

Hermann J. Muller

Fellow: Awarded 1932

Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-21-1890

Died: 04-05-1967

Website: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1946/muller-bio.html

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

MULLER, HERMANN JOSEPH:  Appointed for the investigation of problems concerning the mechanism of mutation and evolution, and the nature of the gene, in connection with European investigators, with particular reference to certain results concerning mutation recently obtained by them, and related results obtained by Dr. Muller; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1932.

Born December 21, 1890, in New York City. Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1907, M.A., 1911, Ph.D., 1915; Cornell Medical College, 1911-12.

Instructor in Biology, 1915–18, Rice Institute; Instructor in Zoology, 1918–20, Columbia University; Associate Professor of Zoology, 1920–25, Professor, 1925—, University of Texas; University of Chicago Summer School, 1925.

Publications: Articles in American Naturalist, Journal of Experimental Zoology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Genetics, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Anatomical Record, Progress of Experimental Biology, Science, Scientific Monthly, Journal of Heredity, British Journal of Experimental Biology, Proceedings of the International Congress of Plant Sciences, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1929, Journal of Genetics.


Nobel Prize, Medicine, 1946
National Academy of Sciences , 1931