Lynn Margulis

Biologist, Academic

1938 – 2011

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Who was Lynn Margulis?

Lynn Margulis was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She developed a theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and contributed to the endosymbiotic theory, which is now generally accepted for how certain organelles were formed. She showed that animals, plants, and fungi all originated from Protists. She is also associated with the Gaia hypothesis, based on an idea developed by the English environmental scientist James Lovelock.

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Born
Mar 5, 1938
Chicago
Also known as
  • L. Margulis
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago
    Liberal Arts
    (1954 - 1957)
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
    Genetics
    (1960 - 1965/01)
  • Master's Degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Genetics
    (1957 - 1960)
  • Zoology
Employment
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lived in
  • Amherst
    ( - 2011/11/22)
Died
Nov 22, 2011
Amherst

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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