Joseph G. Gall
|Joseph Grafton Gall|
|Alma mater||Yale University,|
|Influenced||Susan Gerbi, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider|
|Notable awards||E. B. Wilson Award (1983)
Lasker Award (2006)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2007)
Joseph Grafton Gall (born April 1928) is an American cell biologist and winner of the 2006 Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award. He was also a co-recipient (with Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol W. Greider) of the 2007 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. In 1983 he was honored with the highest recognition of the American Society for Cell Biology, the E. B. Wilson Medal.
Gall is credited with encouraging women biologists, a group sometimes called "Gall's Gals", in an era when this was relatively uncommon. One of his students who went on to do important work in the science was Susan Gerbi. When asked to explain his encouragement of women in the sciences, he began talking about his mother. Gifted in math and science, she had been the first woman in her family to attend college, graduating in the 1920s. She became a homemaker, not a scientist. But she urged a young Gall to explore the natural world, encouraging him to catch bugs and bring them into the house so together they could identify the creatures using scientific reference books. "It never occurred to me that a woman's aptitude was different than a man's," Gall said. "My father -- a lawyer -- was afraid of animals and insects. So, if anything, maybe I thought it went the other way.".
Gall currently heads the Gall Lab, a component of the Department of Embryology in the Carnegie Institution for Science, in Maryland.
- Lasker Foundation
- Mastony, Colleen (6 October 2009). "Female scientists' family tree traces roots to Yale professor". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
- Gall, JG; Pardue, ML (June 1969). "Formation and detection of RNA-DNA hybrid molecules in cytological preparations". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 63 (2): 378–83. doi:10.1073/pnas.63.2.378. PMID 4895535.
- "2006 Awards". Lasker Foundation.
- "100 Greatest Discoveries". Carnegie Institution for Science. Carnegie Institution of Washington. 28 March 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
-  Gall Lab website (accessed 15 May 2015)
- Endow, S.A. and Gerbi, S.A. 2003. Joseph G. Gall. Journal of Cell Science 116:3849-3850
- Home Page at the Carnegie Institution
- Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize bio
-  Cell Biology - Joseph G. Gall, Journal of Cell Science (1 October 2003) - A tribute to Gall to mark his 75th birthday
-  A Remarkable Career In Science - A symposium arranged by Carnegie Institution for Science to honor Gall on his 85th birthday
- iBioMagazine: In Situ Hybridization
- iBioMicroscopy course: Early History of Microscope
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