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Drosophilist is a term used to refer to both the specific group of scientists trained in the laboratory of Thomas Hunt Morgan, and more generally any scientist who uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study genetics, development, neurogenetics, behavior and a host of other subjects in animal biology.

The core members of the original drosophilists at Columbia university included Morgan, Alfred Sturtevant, Calvin Bridges and Hermann Joseph Muller. Drosophilists directly connected with Morgan at Caltech included Theodosius Dobzhansky and George Beadle.

Drosophilists who have won Nobel Prizes[edit]

Six drosophilists have won Nobel Prizes for their work in Drosophila:

A few other drosophilists won Nobel Prizes for work done in other systems:

Other notable drosophilists[edit]