Ten fun facts about Theodosius Dobzhansky


Fact 1
Theodosius Dobzhansky was born in 1900 when it was part of Russia Ukraine moved. He moved to America in his late 20s.

Fact 2
He was interested in biology since an early age and butterflies fascinated him, he would often collect them as a young boy.

Fact 3
Theodosius Dobzhansky was a student of the University of Kiev and he shifted to Russia later to study further under distinguished teachers like Yuri Filipchenko.


Fact 4
He immigrated to America after he won a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship.

Fact 5
Theodosius then started work at the Columbia University and worked on fruit flies and their utilization in experiments dealing with genetics along with Thomas Hunt Morgan.

Fact 6
He was given the distinction of the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal in the year 1941 and was well known for his work on behavior genetics,

Fact 7
The Rockefeller University created the Dobzhansky Award for individuals having worked extensively in the field of behavior genetics in his honor.

Fact 8
He is credited with the publication of “Genetics of the Evolutionary Process” in the year 1970.

Fact 9
One of his most celebrated written works is the ‘Nothing in Biology Makes Sense except in the Light of Evolution” essay which he wrote when working in the capacity of professor emeritus at the University of California.

Fact 10
He died in 1975 after his heart failed, following a long battle with a severe case of leukemia.


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Short about Theodosius Dobzhansky
Was an esteemed biologist who worked in the fields of genetics and evolution with many contributions to the world of science.



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