Ralph Erskine Cleland

Ralph Erskine Cleland

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology
Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology

Competition: US & Canada

Goucher College

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Cleland, Ralph E.: Appointed for studies of the chromosome constitution and behavior in the eveing primroses (Oenothera), as related to certain genetical problems, in consultation with European authorities; tenure, twelve months from June 15, 1927.

Born October 20, 1892, at Le Claire, Iowa. Education: University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1915; M.S., 1916; Ph.D., 1919; Harrison Fellow in Botany, University of Pennsylvania, 1916–1917, 1917–1918.

Assistant in Botany, University of Pennsylvania, 1915–1916; Instructor in Botany, summer session, University of Michigan, 1920; Instructor, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, summer, 1924; Instructor in Botany, 1919–1920, Assistant Professor of Biology, 1920–23, Associate Professor, 1923—, Goucher College; Editor, Section of Plant Cytology, Biology Abstracts.

Publications: Articles in Annals of Botany, Rhodora, American Journal of Botany, American Naturalist, Botanical Gazette, Genetics.


Son: Robert E. Cleland, Guggenheim Fellow in Botany, 1967

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