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Rudolf Albert Raff (November 10, 1941 – January 5, 2019) was an American biologist, and James H. Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University.[4] He was known for research in, and promotion of, evolutionary developmental biology. He was also director of the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute.[5][6]

Rudy Raff
Rudolf A. Raff, June 2011.jpg
Raff in 2011
Born(1941-11-10)November 10, 1941
DiedJanuary 5, 2019(2019-01-05) (aged 77)
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma mater
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsEvolutionary developmental biology
InstitutionsIndiana University, National Naval Medical Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


LifeEdit

Raff was born in Shawnigan, Quebec[7] in 1941 to a family of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in 1963, and from Duke University with a Ph.D. in 1967. He died in 2019 in Bloomington Hospital, Indiana, at the age of 77.[8]

AwardsEdit

WorksEdit

  • with Thomas C. Kaufman, Illustrated by E.C. Raff, Embryos, Genes, and Evolution: The Developmental-Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change, Macmillan 1983, ISBN 0-02-397500-8
  • The shape of life: genes, development, and the evolution of animal form, University of Chicago Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-226-70266-7
  • William R. Jeffery, Rudolf A. Raff (eds), Time, space, and pattern in embryonic development, A.R. Liss, 1983, ISBN 978-0-8451-2201-3
  • Rudolf A. Raff, Once We All Had Gills, Growing Up Evolutionist in an Evolving World, Indiana University Press 2012, ISBN 978-0-253-00235-8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historic Fellows".
  2. ^ "Rudolf A. Raff | American Academy of Arts and Sciences".
  3. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Rudolf A. Raff".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2011-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Akst, Jef (Jan 9, 2019). "Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies". The Scientist.
  7. ^ https://www.bio.indiana.edu/documents/historical-materials/Raff_Rudolf_retirement_tribute_2017.pdf
  8. ^ "Rudolf "Rudy" Albert Raff". Dignity Memorial.
  9. ^ http://www.gf.org/fellows/11919-rudolf-a-raff
  10. ^ McPeek, Mark (2005). "2004 Sewall Wright Award: Rudolf A. Raff". The American Naturalist. 165 (1): i. doi:10.1086/427345.
  11. ^ Lewis, Ricki (May 13, 2002). "Rudolf Raff". The Scientist.
  12. ^ Mikhailov, AT; Gilbert, SF (2002). "From development to evolution: the re-establishment of the "Alexander Kowalevsky Medal"". The International Journal of Developmental Biology. 46 (5): 693–8. PMID 12216980.
  13. ^ http://www.bio.indiana.edu/alumni/newsletters/11Summer/faculty.shtml

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