Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2004, pp. 391–393. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2004, pp. 476–478. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Sander. CHRONICLES Klaus Sander Institut für Biologie 1 (Zoologie) der Universitét Waupstrasse 1 D 79104 Freiburg Deutschland Walter Gehring no doubt counts among the most allele Antennapedia, was to become sort of a lodestar inﬂuential developmental biologists of our time. He is for Walter Gehring’s future career. a ﬁtting recipient of the Kowalevsky Medal because Consequently, Gehring aimed at understanding the molecular insights achieved by him and his collabora- effects of “homeotic” genes like Antennapedia at the tors have fundamentally promoted our understanding molecular level, a task seemingly beyond reach at that of the relations between development and evolution, time. In order to try nonetheless, he moved to Yale Uni- the topic pioneered by Alexander Kowalevsky almost versity and Alan Garen as his superviser. There, within one and a half century ago. a year or two, he rose from postdoc to the rank of asso- ciate professor. In 1972, at the age of 33, he went back Gehring, born 1939 in Zürich, Switzerland, was ﬁrst to Switzerland, to serve as
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