Noted Research - Ernest JustErnest Just's research made advancements in the following areas:
- egg fertilization
- experimental parthenogenesis
- cell division
- dehydration in living cells
- the effects of ultraviolet rays in increasing chromosome numbers in animals
- the effects of ultraviolet rays in altering the organization of the egg with reference to polarity
Background - Ernest JustErnest Just, the son of a dock builder and a teacher was born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1907, Just graduated from Dartmouth at the top of his class with a degree in zoology and later became the head of the Department of Zoology at Howard University.
Ernest Just produced ground-breaking research in cell biology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, Just worked at the Institution only during the summers. Despite his part-time appointment, Ernest Just published over seventy scientific papers.