Elof Axel Carlson

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Elof Axel Carlson
Born 1931
Nationality USA
Scientific career
Fields Genetics
Institutions Queen's University (Canada)
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Doctoral advisor Hermann Joseph Muller

Elof Axel Carlson (born 1931) is distinguished teaching professor emeritus at State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as an American geneticist and noted historian of Science. Carlson earned his B.A. in 1953 from New York University, and his PhD in 1958 in zoology from Indiana University[1] under the mentorship of Hermann Joseph Muller. Carlson is a past recipient of the E. Harris Harbison Award for excellence in teaching given by the Danforth Foundation.[2]

He has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, San Diego State University, and Tougaloo College.[1] He was also a McMurrin Visiting Professor at the University of Utah.[3]


Scholarly works co-written[edit]

Demerec, M., Kaufman, B. P., & Carlson, E. A. (1986). Drosophila guide: introduction to the genetics and cytology of Drosophila melanogaster. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institute of Washington.