The Forgotten Father of Epigenetics (American Scientist)


American Scientist chronicles the career of pioneering cell biologist Ernest Everett Just, Class of 1907, one of the College’s earliest African American graduates.

“Known for his study of the structural changes that occur at the egg cell surface during fertilization, Just also was the first to discover that the adhesiveness of the cells of the early embryo are exquisitely dependent on cell surface properties,” writes the magazine.

Read the full story, published in the March/April 2015 issue of American Scientist.

Dartmouth’s E.E. Just Program, named in honor of Just, aims to increase the number of minority and first-generation students majoring in the sciences. The program offers opportunities for undergraduate involvement in research and issues related to minority participation in the sciences.

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