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Judith Medoff

educator , researcher , developmental biologist

Judith Medoff, American developmental biologist, researcher, educator. Grantee National Institutes of Health, 1979-1981, 79-90, 90-92; recipient summer research award St. Louis University, 1993.


Medoff, Judith was born on October 8, 1938 in New York City. Daughter of Nathan and Ruth (Rosenfeld) Zuckerman.


Bachelor, Barnard College, 1960. Master of Science, Washington University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1966.


Postdoctoral fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1966-1968, medicine instructor, 1968-1969. Assistant professor biology Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1969-1970, Washington University, St. Louis, 1970-1972, anatomy instructor, 1972-1973. Assistant professor St. Louis University, 1973-1977, associate professor, 1977-1986, professor biology, since 1986.


  • Contributor articles to professional journals including Developmental Biology, Journal Cell Biology, among others.


Trustee St. Louis Academy of Sciences, since 1998. Member scholarship award jury Monsanto Science Fair, 1979-1986. Member American Association of University Professors (secretary treasurer, executive committee St. Louis University chapter 1987-1991, prse.

1983-1984, executive committee 1980-1994), American Society for Cell Biology, American Society for Microbiology (nominating committee for president 1989-1989, alternate councilor division genetics and molecular biology 1986-1988), Society for Developmental Biology, Association for Women in Science, Sigma Xi (admissions committee St. Louis University chapter 1975-1984, president 1986-1987).


Married Gerald Medoff, September 4, 1960. Children: Benjamin David, Nathaniel.

Nathan Zuckerman

Ruth (Rosenfeld) Zuckerman

Gerald Medoff

Benjamin David Medoff

Nathaniel Medoff