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Biologist , educator

Theodore Holmes Bullock, American biologist, educator. Fellow, Center Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, 1959-1960; Sterling fellow zoology, Yale University, 1940-1941, Rockefeller fellow experimental neurology, 1941-1942, Fulbright scholar, Stazione Zoologica, Naples, 1950-1951.


Bullock, Theodore Holmes was born on May 16, 1915 in Nanking, China. Son of Amasa Archibald and Ruth (Beckwith) Bullock.


Student, Pasadena Junior College, 1934. Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1940.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Frankfurt, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 2000.


Research associate Yale University School Medicine, 1942-1943, instructor neuroanatomy, 1943-1944. Instructor Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1944-1946, head invertebrate zoology, 1955-1957, trustee, 1955-1957. Assistant professor anatomy University Missouri, 1944-1946.

Assistant professor zoology University California at Los Angeles, 1946, associate professor, 1948, professor, 1955-1966. Brain Research Institute, University California at Los Angeles, 1960-1966. Professor Neuroscience Medical School, University California at San Diego, 1966-1982, professor emeritus, 1982—2005.

Member Atomic Energy Commission 2d Resurvey of Bikini Expedition, 1948.



Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member National Academy of Sciences, American Society Zoologists (chairman comparative physiology division 1961, president 1965), Society Neurosci. (president 1973-1974), International Society Neuroethology (president 1984-1986), American Physiological Society, Society General Physiologists, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, International Brain Research Organization, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.


Married Martha Runquist, May 30, 1937. Children: Elsie Christine, Stephen Holmes.

Amasa Archibald Bullock

Ruth (Beckwith) Bullock

Martha Runquist

Elsie Christine Bullock

Stephen Holmes Bullock