Ph.D. Degrees Supervised
Dr. Nancy J. Parker. 'Determination of the urodele forelimb.' Jan. 1965. Dr. Parker spent a post-doc year with me and is now a retired Professor of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.
Dr. Janice K. Kinsey Grebe. 'Development of hybrids of Drosophila montana and Drosophila texana.' Aug. 1965. Dr. Grebe did a post-doc with Stanley Gartler at the University of Washington and was an anatomy professor at University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, Missouri, and a cofounder of a firm of consultants to lawyers on medical practice. (retired)
Dr. Joe G. Hollyfield. 'An experimental analysis of the origin of erythroblasts in Rana pipiens tadpoles.' Jan. 1966.
Dr. Hollyfield was a post-doctoral fellow with P. Nieuwkoop at the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, The Netherlands, became an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Columbia Medical School, then Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, He was Director of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Research Center in the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine from 1978 until his move to Cleveland Clinic in 1995. He is Chair of Ophthalmic Research, in the Cole Eye Institute,The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009 he was awarded the Proctor Medal from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Llura and Gordon Gund Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology Research at the Cole Eye Institute.
Dr. S. Randolph Haley. 'Reproductive Biology of the Texas Ghost Crab, Ocypode albicans (Bosc.) (Decapoda:Ocypodidae).' Aug. 1967.
Dr. Haley was Professor and Chairman of Zoology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Now emeritus.
Dr. Beth Burnside.'Morphogenetic movements in the neural plate of the newt Taricha torosa.' Jan.1968.
Dr. Burnside did postdocs with P. Nieuwkoop in the Netherlands, Keith Porter in the Biology Department at Harvard, and Donald Fawcett in the Anatomy Department at Harvard Medical School. She was an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, then Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was Dean of Biological Sciences until August, 1990. She later became Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of California, Berkeley. She is now retired.
Dr. Susan L. Fullilove. 'Temporal and spatial distribution of heart inductors in the newt.' Jan. 1968.
Dr. Fullilove did postdoctoral work with me, then became Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Omaha. She returned to the University of Texas at Austin as a Research Associate and is now retired.
Dr. Albert L. Etheridge. 'Determination of the mesonephric kidney in the newt, Taricha torosa.' June, 1968.
Dr. Etheridge was an Assistant Professor of Zoology at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, was Professor of Biology and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas at Monticello, College Heights, Arkansas, then was Professor of Biology, Provost, and Vice President at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He then became Professor of Biology and President, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He is now retired.
Dr. Martin Berlinrood. 'A study of the outgrowth and pathway determination of nerve fibers in the newt.' Jan. 1969.
Dr. Berlinrood did postdoctoral work with John Saunders and Robert D. Allen at State University of New York, Albany. He became Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences and Registrar at Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Retired.
Dr. Forbes I. Davidson. 'A descriptive and experimental study of amniotic fold formation in the chick embryo.' Dec. 1977.
Dr. Davidson was a Research Associate in the Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at Austin, then joined the faculty of Biology at Mesa Verde State College in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Dr. Amy Sater. 'The establishment of heart mesoderm in Xenopus laevis.' Dec. 1988.
Dr. Sater was an N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Rick Steinhardt in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Houston.
Dr. J. David Moury. 'Formation of neural folds and neural crest cells at newly created boundaries between neural plate and epidermis.' Aug., 1988.
Dr. Moury was a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Department of Biology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. He was a Post-doctoral Fellow with James Hanken in the Department of Environmental and Population Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, and with Gary Schoenwolf at the Department of Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City. He was a temporary instructor at Texas Tech, and an Assistant Professor at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is now a Professor of Biology at Texas A & M at Corpus Christi.
Dr. Jacquelyn Jarzem. 'Early morphogenesis of the avian pronephric duct.' Aug. 1988.
Dr. Jarzem was a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, a science editor with Holt, Rinehart and Winston publishers, and she became a Professor at the Austin Community College.
Dr. Jing Zhang. 'The establishment of the neural plate boundary in Xenopus laevis.' August, 1993.
Dr. Zhang was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Lee Niswander at the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Sloan Kettering Institute, New York City, and worked as a Research Scientist at a commercial firm in Princeton, NJ.
Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Faculty in the Jacobson Laboratory
Dr. Nancy J. Parker. (1966)
Professor of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, retired.
Dr. Susan L. Fullilove. (1969-70)
Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin, retired.
Dr. James T. Duncan. (1967) (Visiting Faculty Fellow, NSF Senior Fellow)
Professor Emeritus of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Gertrud M. Schreckenberg. (1974-1975) (Visiting Faculty Fellow)
Retired Professor of Biology, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Rutherford, New Jersey.
Dr. Bruce H. Lipton. (1972-73).
Assistant-Associate Professor of Anatomy, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 1973-1982. Professor of Anatomy, St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada, 1983-1986. Senior Research Associate, Department of Biology, Penn State University, 1986-1988. Stanford Scholar, Cutaneous Biology Program, Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, 1988-1992. Now author of books and lecturer.
Dr. David S. Packard, Jr. (1972-73) Professor of Anatomy, Upstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York. Now retired.
Dr. Mary E. Desmond. (1975-1976) Professor of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Now retired.
Dr. S.H. (Regina) Mai. (1977-1978) Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. David M. Miyamoto. (1979-1980) Professor of Biology and Chairman, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
Dr. Gerald W. Eagleson. (1979-1980) Professor and Chairman of Biology, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.
Dr. Patrick P.L. Tam. (1981) Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and now Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow Medicine, Childrens Medical Research Institute, The University of Sydney. Professor Tam was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, May, 2011.
Theses for the Master's Degree Supervised by A.G. Jacobson
Michael J. Epstein, June, 1963. 'Mechanism and control of cell movements during amphibian neurulation.'
Janice K. Kinsey Grebe, Aug. 1963. 'Studies on the development of the embryonic blood of urodeles.'
Susan L. Fullilove, June 1965. 'Changes in cytoplasmic structures during oogenesis and early development'.
M. Beth Burnside, June, 1967. 'A cinematographic study of morphogenetic movements of neural plate cells in Taricha torosa.'
Suzanne V. Fischer, June, 1967. 'Biochemical and ultrastructural study of the induction of the lens of Taricha torosa.'
Gerald Tozzi, May, 1975. 'Cellular mechanics involved in the formation of the apical ectodermal ridge of the chick hind limb.' (Captain U.S. Army)
James C. Wilson, Aug., 1970. 'Analysis of preblastoderm cytoplasmic and nuclear movements in Drosophila montana'.
Patricia G.R. Goodrum, May, 1977. 'Mechanisms involved in the formation of cephalic flexure in the chick embryo.'
Richard S. Shepard, Aug., 1982. 'Inhibition of neural tube formation in chick embryos by ultraviolet radiation: Photoreactivation of this process after UV irradiation.'
Two people who kept the laboratory running: Laboratory Assistants: