Otto C. Glaser

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Otto Charles Glaser (October 13, 1880 - 1951) was a United States zoologist.


He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. His parents were of French and German descent, and he came with them to the United States while very young. He got his early education in private schools in Baltimore, and then spent two years in Baltimore City College (1894-1896). In 1900 he received an A.B. degree from Johns Hopkins University. He stayed there to do graduate work, and in 1904 received the degree of Ph.D.[1] His doctoral thesis as stated in the president's annual report was entitled "The Larva of Fasciolaria tulipa (var. distans)" (or, as published in 1904 in German by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Über den kannibalismus bei Fasciolaria tulipa (var. distans) und deren larvale excretionsorgane).

In 1901-02 he was assistant in the United States Bureau of Fisheries and in the North Carolina Geological Survey. In 1903 he was marine biologist of the Gulf Biological Station and from 1905 to 1907 taught biology at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, during the summers. In 1905, he began teaching zoology at the University of Michigan, becoming in 1908 assistant professor of biology. In 1916 he moved to Amherst College, where he served as Professor of Biology until 1948 (until 1944 as chairman).[2]


  1. ^ Remsen, Ira (1904). Annual Report of the President of the Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 
  2. ^ Senechal, Marjorie (2012). I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199732593. 


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