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Gregory Pincus

Gregory Pincus, American biologist. Recipient Lasker award in planned parenthood, 1960, Oliver Bird Prize, London, 1960.

Background

  • Pincus, Gregory was born on April 9, 1903 in Woodbine, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph William and Elizabeth Florence (Lipman) Pincus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1924. Doctor of Science, Harvard, 1927, Doctor of Science, 1927. Student Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Berlin, 1930, Cambridge U., England, 1929-1930.

    Career

    • Fellow National Research Council, 1927-1930. Instructor biology Harvard, 1930-1931, assistant professor, 1931-1938. Visiting investigator, Cambridge U., 1937-1938.

      Visiting professor experimental zoology, Clark University, 1938-1945. Professor physiology Tufts Medical School, 1944-1951. Research professor biology Boston University, since 1951.

      Honorary professor San Marcos U., Lima, Peru. Director labs. Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, 1944-1956, research director, since 1956. Chairman endocrine panel National Cancer Chemotherapy Service Center, 1956-1960.

      Chairman United States Public Health Service study section on endocrinology, 1953-1958. Member Fulbright fellowship committee, 1958-1960. Honorary president International Conference Hormonal Steroids, Milan, 1962.

      Trustee S.W. Foundation for Research and Education.

    Works

    • Author: The Eggs of Mammals, 1936. Hormones, Chemistry Physiology etc. The Control of Fertility, 1965.

      Also articles in professional mags. Editor: Experimental Biology Monograph Series. Recent Progress in Hormone Research.

      Hormones and the Aging Process. Hormones and Atherosclerosis. Developed contraceptive pill.

    Membership

    Fellow National Research Council, 1927-1930. Member Fulbright fellowship committee, 1958-1960. Honorary president International Conference Hormonal Steroids, Milan, 1962.

    Trustee S.W. Foundation for Research and Education. Fellow National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science (chairman hormone conference). Member American Society Naturlaists, American Society Zoologists, Federation Atomic Scientists, American Association Anatomists, American Genetic Society, American Physiological Society, Japan (honorary), Mexican (honorary), Swedish (honorary), endocrine societies, The Endocrine Society, New York Academy Science, American Society Human Genetics, Societe de’Endocrinologie, American Association Cancer Research.

    Member Society Study Growth and Development. Member Society Biologie de France. Member Sigma Xi.; Clubs: Boston University Faculty, Cosmos.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Notkin, December 2, 1924. Children: Alexis John, Laura Jane (Mistress.
    • father: Joseph William Pincus
    • mother: Elizabeth Florence (Lipman) Pincus
    • spouse: Elizabeth Notkin
    • children: Alexis John Pincus
    • Laura Jane (Mrs Pincus
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    Died August, 1967
    (aged 64)
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