Elected: 2008
Discipline: Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor Matthew Howard Kaufman FRSE
Matthew Howard Kaufman was the Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh from 1985- 2007 and a world-famous figure in mouse embryology in the latter half of the 20th century. This was due to his experimental work on early mouse development, his major role in the discovery of mouse stem cells (1981) and his Atlas of Mouse Development (1992). This book is still a necessary reference work in every mouse laboratory throughout the world and was the basis for several key mouse informatics resources. In his later years, Kaufman published many books and papers on the history of Scottish medicine and its major practitioners in the 18th and 19th centuries. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008, just after his retirement.

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