Walter Jakob Gehring. 20 March 1939—29 May 2014

@article{ForMemRS2021WalterJG,
  title={Walter Jakob Gehring. 20 March 1939—29 May 2014},
  author={Gin{\'e}s Morata ForMemRS and Markus Affolter},
  journal={BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY},
  year={2021}
}
Walter Jakob Gehring was one of the most influential developmental biologists of the last 50 years. First as a student with Professor Ernst Hadorn in Zurich, later as a postdoc in Yale and finally as group leader in Basel, he was involved in a number of major discoveries that had a profound impact in the understanding of the genetic and molecular mechanisms of animal development, not only for the fruit fly Drosophila but for the whole animal kingdom. Throughout his career Gehring demonstrated… Expand

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