Edwin Conklin

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Edwin Conklin
Edwin Conklin
Edwin Grant Conklin

(1863-11-24)November 24, 1863
DiedNovember 20, 1952(1952-11-20) (aged 88)
Alma materOhio Wesleyan University
Johns Hopkins University
AwardsJohn J. Carty Award (1943)
Scientific career
FieldsBiology, zoology
InstitutionsOhio Wesleyan UniversityNorthwestern University
Princeton University

Edwin Grant Conklin (November 24, 1863 – November 20, 1952) was an American biologist and zoologist.


He was born in Waldo, Ohio, the son of A. V. Conklin and Maria Hull.[1]

He was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Johns Hopkins University.[2][3] He was professor of biology at Ohio Wesleyan (1891–94) and professor of zoology at Northwestern University (1894–96), the University of Pennsylvania (1896-1908), and Princeton University (1908-1935). He became coeditor of the Journal of Morphology, The Biological Bulletin, and the Journal of Experimental Zoology. He was president of the American Society of Naturalists in 1912 and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1936. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1914.[4] He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science and the Public, from 1937 to 1952. In 1943 Conklin was awarded the John J. Carty Award from the National Academy of Sciences.[5]

In 1995 the Society for Developmental Biology inaugurated the Edwin Grant Conklin Medal in his honor.[2]


He married Belle Adkinson (d.1940) in 1889.[1]


  1. ^ a b C D Waterston; A Macmillan Shearer (July 2006). Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783–2002: Part 1 (A–J) (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 090219884X. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Edwin Grant Conklin Medal". Society for Developmental Biology.
  3. ^ "CONKLIN, Edwin Grant". The International Who's Who in the World. 1912. p. 304.
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter C" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011.

Further reading[edit]

Conklin, Edwin Grant(1921). Some biological aspects of immigration |journal = Scribner's Magazine|volume=49|issue=3|pages=352–359

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