George Howard Parker (December 23, 1864 – March 26, 1955) was an American zoologist. He was a professor at Harvard, and investigated the anatomy and physiology of sense organs and animal reactions.
George Howard Parker
|Died||March 26, 1955 (aged 90)|
|Awards||Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal|
|Thesis||The Compound Eyes in Crustaceans (1891)|
|Doctoral advisor||Edward Laurens Mark|
George Howard Parker was born in Philadelphia on 23 Dec 1864. He graduated from Harvard in 1887 with his undergraduate degree, later pursuing special courses there and at the universities of Leipzig, Berlin and Freiburg. He became assistant instructor in zoology at Harvard in 1888 and occupied different positions there, earning his Ph.D. in 1891 and becoming professor of zoology in 1906.
For his work "Do Melanophore Nerves Show Antidromic Responses?" in the Journal of General Physiology, Parker was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal in 1937 by the National Academy of Sciences. He was William Brewster Clark lecturer at Amherst College in 1914 and in that year was sent by the United States Government to investigate the Pribilof seal herd.