Joseph G. Gall, PhD

Joseph Gall

Title: Biologist, American Cancer Society Professor of Developmental Genetics
Company: Carnegie Institution for Science
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Joseph Gall, Biologist and American Cancer Society Professor of Developmental Genetics at the Carnegie Institution for Science, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of biology.

Dr. Gall began his scientific career as an undergraduate at Yale University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1949. He continued his studies, earning a PhD in 1952, and started as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota. Continuing to work as a researcher, Dr. Gall became a professor at the University of Minnesota in 1963, and transitioned to a role at his alma mater, Yale University, as a professor of biology and molecular biophysics, where he worked for 20 years. In 1963, he became a member of the cell biology study section of the National Institutes of Health, and in 1967, he served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). In 1983, he was the recipient of the E. B. Wilson Award from the ASCB, and left Yale University to join the staff of the department of embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Baltimore, Maryland, where he remains to this day.

Beyond his more than 65 of professional experience, Dr. Gall has had many memberships, awards, and recognitions. In 1984, he served as the president of the Society for Developmental Biology. In 1988, he received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale University, and in 1989, he received the V. D. Mattia award from the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology. In recognition of his work as an educator, Dr. Gall received the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1996. Most recently, in 2007, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. Dr. Gall is most proud of his work as a mentor and educator. As the son of a scientifically-minded mother, he is especially proud to have been a mentor for many women, dating as far back as the 1950s, when women were scarce in science. He has contributed various articles to professional journals, and developed a technique for identifying nucleic acids, known as “in situ hybridization.” As a testament to his success, expertise, and experience as a biologist and educator, Dr. Gall has been featured in the 11th edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.

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