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Theodosius Dobzhansky

geneticist and evolutionary biologist

1900   -   1975

country of citizenship: United States of America, Russian Empire, Soviet Union
language of expression: English, Russian
educated at: Columbia University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
occupation: evolutionary biologist, geneticist, zoologist, academic, entomologist, university teacher, biologist, writer, naturalist
award received: National Medal of Science, Kimber Genetics Award, Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Franklin Medal, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, honorary doctor of the University of Sydney, Guggenheim Fellowship

Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky (Ukrainian: Теодо́сій Григо́рович Добжа́нський; Russian: Феодо́сий Григо́рьевич Добржа́нский; January 25, 1900 – December 18, 1975) was a prominent Ukrainian-American geneticist and evolutionary biologist, and a central figure in the field of evolutionary biology for his work in shaping the modern synthesis. Dobzhansky was born in Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, and became an immigrant to the United States in 1927, aged 27.His 1937 work Genetics and the Origin of Species became a major influence on the modern synthesis. He was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 1964, and the Franklin Medal in 1973.
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