Scott F. Gilbert

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Scott Frederick Gilbert (born 1949) is an American developmental biologist.

Gilbert is Professor of Biology (emeritus) at Swarthmore College and a Professor at the University of Helsinki. In 1971 he obtained his B.A. in biology from Wesleyan University his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in 1976.[1]

He is the author of the popular textbook Developmental Biology (1985) (now in its eleventh edition, 2016).[2] Scott is notable for his research in the field of ecological evolutionary developmental biology.[3][4]

Selected publications[edit]


A select number of his works are available online.



  1. ^ "Scott Gilbert". Swarthmore College.
  2. ^ [1] Developmental Biology: Eleventh edition.
  3. ^ Schlichting, Carl D. (2009). "An Uneven Guide to Eco-Devo". BioScience 59: 1000-1001.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Scott F; Bosch, Thomas C. G; Ledón-Rettig, Cristina. (2015). "Eco-Evo-Devo: developmental symbiosis and developmental plasticity as evolutionary agents". Nature Reviews Genetics 16: 611–622.