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Ernest Everett Just
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Born (1883-08-14)14 August 1883
Died 27 October 1941(1941-10-27) (aged 58)
Nationality American
Alma mater Dartmouth College
University of Chicago
Known for marine biology
cytology
parthenogenesis
Awards Spingarn Medal (1915)
Scientific career
Fields biology, zoology, botany, history, and sociology
Institutions
  • Howard University
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Institute
  • Station biologique de Roscoff
Doctoral advisor Frank R. Lillie

Ernest Everett Just (August 14, 1883 – October 27, 1941) was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms. In his work within marine biology, cytology and parthenogenesis, he advocated the study of whole cells under normal conditions, rather than simply breaking them apart in a laboratory setting.

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