Victor C. Twitty

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Victor Chandler Twitty (November 5, 1901 — March 22, 1967) was an American biologist and embryologist.[1][2][3] Twitty was chair of the biological sciences department, Stanford University, president of the American Society of Zoologists, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[2] Herzstein Professor of Biology, and a Guggenheim fellow.[1][3][4] Born in Martin County, Indiana, he graduated from Butler College in 1925, received a doctorate from Yale University in 1929, and joined faculty of Stanford in 1932, becoming full professor in 1936.[1][3]

The New York Times called Twitty "a distinguished embryologist".[1] The National Academy of Sciences called him "a master experimentalist in....the laboratory bench and the mountain terrain and streams of the American West".[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Stanford Biologist Dies in Laboratory Of Self-Poisoning". The New York Times. 23 March 1967. 
  2. ^ a b Stanford University:Memorial Resolution:Victor Chandler Twitty
  3. ^ a b c d Wessells, Norman K. (1998). "Victor Chandler Twitty". Biographical Memoirs. 74. National Academy of Sciences. pp. 332–346. 
  4. ^ Bureau), William L. Laurence Special To The New York Times the New York Times (washington (26 April 1950). "BRONK NAMED HEAD OF SCIENCE ACADEMY; HEADS SCIENTISTS SCIENCE ACADEMY ELECTS DR. BRONK The 30 Americans Elected". The New York Times.