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Eric F. Wieschaus (born June 8, 1947) is an American developmental biologist and Nobel Prize-winner. June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Developmental biology is the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop. ...


Born in South Bend, Indiana, Wieschaus attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate studies (B.S., biology), and Yale University (Ph.D., biology) for his graduate work. In 1978, he moved to his first independent job, at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany and moved from Heidelberg to Princeton University in the United States in 1981. South Bend is a city located in St. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Yale redirects here. ... The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a molecular biology research institution supported by 18 European countries. ... Heidelberg is a scenic city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, halfway between Stuttgart and Frankfurt. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located on an extensive campus in and around suburban Princeton, New Jersey. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Much of his research has focused on embryogenesis in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, specifically in the patterning that occurs in the early Drosophila embryo. Most of the gene products used by the embryo at these stages are already present in the unfertilized egg and were produced by maternal transcription during oogenesis. A small number of gene products, however, are supplied by transcription in the embryo itself. He has focused on these "zygotically" active genes because he believes the temporal and spatial pattern of their transcription may provide the triggers controlling the normal sequence of embryonic development. Drosophila has long been a favorite model system for geneticists and developmental biologists studying embroygenesis. ... Binomial name Drosophila melanogaster Meigen, 1830 Drosophila melanogaster Meigen , 1830 (Black-bellied Dew-lover) a dipteran (two-winged) insect, is the species of fruit fly that is commonly used in genetic experiments; it is among the most important model organisms. ... Oogenesis refers to the process of formation, development, and maturation of a healthy oocyte (egg) in the ovary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1995, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward B. Lewis and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard as co-recipients, for their work describing the genetic control of embryonic development. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... Edward B. Lewis (May 20, 1918 – July 21, 2004) was an American geneticist, the winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine. ... Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (born October 20, 1942 in Magdeburg) is a German biologist who won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1991 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1995, together with Eric Wieschaus and Edward B. Lewis, for their research on the genetic...


As of 2005, Wieschaus is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology at Princeton, and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyRobert Wood Johnson Medical School. Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an umbrella designation used to refer to one of eight New Jersey state institutions of higher education in medicine. ... Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is one of eight schools that comprise the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). ...


He has three daughters and is married to molecular biologist Gertrud Schüpbach, who is also a professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, working on Drosophila oogenesis. Dr. Gertrud Schüpbach is a Swiss-American molecular biologist. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located on an extensive campus in and around suburban Princeton, New Jersey. ...


Professor Wieschaus vistied Mount Holyoke College on April 16th, 2006 as one of the annual Christianna Smith lecturers and spoke on "Patterning Gene Activity in the Early Drosophila Embryo." Professor Wieschaus


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