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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Woods Hole, MA

Founding Date:
1930

Official Website:
http://www.whoi.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rachel Carson
Scientist
27-May-1907 14-Apr-1964 Mother of the environmental movement
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
D. Carleton Gajdusek
Scientist
9-Sep-1923 12-Dec-2008 Kuru (slow virus infections)
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
E. Newton Harvey
Zoologist
25-Nov-1887 21-Jul-1959 Light-emitting organisms
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
Cecil B. Pickett
Biologist
5-Oct-1945   Ezetrol, Singulair, and Vioxx
Kathryn D. Sullivan
Astronaut
3-Oct-1951   Columbus Center for Science and Industry
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Selman A. Waksman
Scientist
22-Jul-1888 16-Aug-1973 Streptomycin and other antibiotics
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tim Hunt
Scientist
19-Feb-1943   Regulators of cell cycle

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James L. Dunlap
Business
c. 1938   President and COO of Ocean Energy, 1996-99
W. H. Krome George
Business
27-Mar-1918 6-Sep-2004 Chairman and CEO of Alcoa, 1975-83
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Hamilton James
Business
3-Feb-1951   President of Blackstone Group
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Breene M. Kerr
Business
c. 1929   Kerr Consolidated, Inc.
John F. Swope
Business
c. 1939   President of Chubb, 1980-94
Richard F. Syron
Business
25-Oct-1943   CEO of Freddie Mac, 2003-08
Selman A. Waksman
Scientist
22-Jul-1888 16-Aug-1973 Streptomycin and other antibiotics
Thomas B. Wheeler
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Massachusetts Mutual Life, 1988-99
Alfred M. Zeien
Business
25-Feb-1930   CEO of Gillette, 1991-99


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