Wilson Stone

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Wilson Stone
Born 1907
Junction, Texas
Died 1968
Nationality USA
Scientific career
Fields Genetics
Institutions University of Texas
Doctoral advisor Hermann Joseph Muller

Wilson Stuart Stone (October 6, 1907 – February 28, 1968) was an American geneticist and zoologist. Stone received his bachelor, Masters and PhD at the University of Texas and joined the department of zoology in 1932. Stone mentors were J. T. Patterson, H.J. Muller, and Theophilus Painter. Stone work was primarily in radiation genetics, drosophila speciation, and population genetics. In 1946 along with Wyss and Hass demonstrated the indirect of effects of ultraviolet radiation causing mutations in bacteria.

In Memoriam awards[edit]

Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award was created in 1971 to recognize young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to biomedical sciences in the United States and presented at the annual Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research sponsored by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.[1]


National Academy of Sciences. Biographical memoirs. "Wilson Stuart Stone" by James F. Crow pages in 451-468 Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. ISBN 0-309-03099-4 https://books.google.com/books?id=h9xnzIV_zQYC&printsec=frontcover#PPA451,M2

Radiation Research 42(2) 430-432 (1970)