Eric F. Wieschaus

About Eric F. Wieschaus

Who is it?: Development Biologist
Birth Day: June 08, 1947
Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Birth Sign: Cancer
Alma mater: University of Notre Dame (B.S.) Yale University (Ph.D.)
Known for: Embryogenesis
Awards: Genetics Society of America Medal (1995) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1995)
Fields: Developmental biology
Institutions: Princeton University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Eric F. Wieschaus


Eric F. Wieschaus is Development Biologist born on June 08, 1947 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Eric Francis Wieschaus is an American development biologist who was one of the joint winners of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Today, he is best known for his work on embryogenesis in the Drosophila, commonly known as fruit fly.

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Born in South Bend, Indiana, he attended John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham, AL before attending 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.


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 revealing the genetic control of embryonic development.


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 Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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