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The Contributions of Milislav Demerec to Modern Genetics

Milislav DemerecMilislav Demerec is a renowned scientist in the field of genetics. He was of Croatian-American descent, born on 11th January 1895 and died on 12th April 1966. From 1940 to 1960 he was the director in the department of genetics in Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory.

Demerec spent the better part of his childhood in Croatia, then Austia-Hungary. He earned his higher education in a College based in Krizevci from where he graduated in 1916. After working in the Krizevci experiment station for some time he furthered his education by attending the School of Agriculture in Grinon, France immediately after World War I. He moved to U.S.A in 1919 to complete his PhD at the Cornell University. His thesis was on maize genetics. He finalized his PhD in 1923. Continue reading The Contributions of Milislav Demerec to Modern Genetics