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Ph.D. Scott F. GILBERT Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College; Finland Distinguished Professor, University of Helsinki


1971 BA, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
1976 MA, History of Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
1976-1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin
since 1980 Department of Biology, Swarthmore College
1983-1984 Associate Scientist, Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology
1987-1988 Associate Scientist, Thomas Jefferson University
1990-1991 Visiting Professor, University of Helsinki
since 2009 Finland Distinguished Professorship, University of Helsinki


Chair, Education Committee, Society for Developmental Biology
Inducted Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998
Member, St. Petersburg Academy of Science, 2001
Executive board, European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, since 2006


Gilbert, S.F., Cebra-Thomas, J. A., and Burke, A. C., How the turtle gets its shell. In Biology of Turtles (J. Wyneken, M. H. Gofrey, and V. Bels, eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton. Pp. 1- 16., 2007
Gilbert S.F., When "personhood" begins in the embryo: avoiding a syllabus of errors. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 84: 164 - 173, 2008
Gilbert S.F., Developmental Biology, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 9th Ed., Expected April, 2010
Gilbert S.F. and Epel, D. Ecological Developmental Biology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 2010


Medal of François I, Collège de France, 1996
Viktor Hamburger Educator Prize, Society for Developmental Biology, 2002
Alexander Kowalevsky Medal, 2004
Kurt Benirschke Lectureship, 2010