Young/Budelmann Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence and files of Bernd-Ulrich Budelmann, relating to J Z Young. Correspondence dates from between 1970 to 1997, also complete set of joint publications, photocopies of correspondence regarding the donation and transfer of Young's cephalopod brain slide collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Zachary Young: born, 1907; educated, Wells House, Malvern Wells; Magdalen College, Oxford, 1925-1928; tutor and zoologist, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1929-1945; Vice-President of Magdalen, 1943; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1945; Chair of Human Anatomy at University College, London, 1945-1974; President and Vice-President of the Marine Biological Association of Great Britain; retired 1974; continued to conduct research work at the Wellcome Foundation and later, in the Psychology Department, Oxford; died, 1997.

Publications: 'The Life of Vertebrates' (1950)

'The Life of Mammals' (1957)

Dr Budelmann was born in April 1942 in Hamburg, Germany. He conducted his dissertation research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Seewiesen, Germany and earned his Dr.rer.nat (Ph.D.) degree in Zoology in 1970 from the University of Munich, Germany. Subsequently he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Max-Planck-Society. In 1972, he joined the University of Regensburg, Germany, as an Assistant and later Associate Professor. In 1975, he earned a Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree in Zoology from the University of Regensburg. From 1979-1984, he has been a Heisenberg Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He joined the Marine Biomedical Institute of University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in 1987, and is now a Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Otolaryngology.

Dr Bernd-Ulrich Budelmann conducted research at the Stazione Zoologica, Italy, from 1968-1985 on a regular basis twice a year, and has been a guest scientist of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR at the Sechenov Institute in Leningrad. From 1981-1998 he collaborated with the late Professor J Z Young, F.R.S., F.B.A., St. Petersburg, UK, and from 1989-1995 with the late T H Bullock, La Jolla, CA. From 1991-1996, he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" in Naples, Italy, and from 1996-1999 was one of its Scientific Consultants. From 1994-2000, he served as elected Executive Secretary of the Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC).

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Acquisition Information

Donation from Professor Bernd-Ulrich Budelmann, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas, 1999.

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