Davor Solter, M.D. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) both from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Assistant and associate Professor in the Departments of...
Davor Solter, M.D. (1965), Ph.D. (1971) both from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Assistant and associate Professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Biology, University Zagreb Medical School 1966-1973. In 1973 moved to the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia and became Member and Professor in 1981 as well as Wistar Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1991 he was appointed Member of the Max-Planck Society and Director of the Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor. In 2008 he was appointed SeniorPrincipal investigator, Institute of Medical Biology, Biomedical Science Institutes, A*STAR, Singapore and Professor, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. He was and is member of numerous editorial and advisory boards. He is member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, EMBO and Academia Europea. In 1998 he received March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for pioneering the concept of imprinting and in 2007 Rosenstiel Award (shared with Azim Surani and Mary Lyon) for discovery of imprinting.
Davor Solter contributed significantly to many areas of mammalian developmental biology, namely: differentiation of germ layers; role of cell surface molecules in regulating early development; biology and genetics of teratocarcinoma; biology of embryonic stem cells; imprinting and cloning. His current research interest focuses on genetic and molecular control of genome reprogramming and of activation of embryonic genome.