Ethnobotanist: World expert on airborne and allergenic pollen and famous for targeting medicinal plants in the tropical rain forest.
"Do what you enjoy and go where your heart takes you."
- June 26, 1930
- Ottawa, Ontario
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Family Members
- Father: John Wilfred
- Mother: Florence
- Spouse: Memory Elvin-Lewis, Professor of Biomedicine, Washington University
- Children: Memoria; Walter H., Jr.
- Congenial, determined
- Favorite Music
- Andean flute music
- Other Interests
- Gardening, antiques, family, travel
- Professor of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
- Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
- BA (Honours) UBC, 1951
- MSc (Botany and Biology), UBC, 1954
- PhD (Biology), University of Virginia, 1957
- Post doctoral work at Kew Gardens, London and at the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 1963
- DuPont Fellowship, 1953
- Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1983
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, 1987
- Martin de la Cruz Silver Medal (Mexican Academy of Traditional Medicine), 2000
- Janaki-Ammal Medal (Indian Ethnobotany Society), 2004
Walter H. Flory who was his thesis advisor for his PhD.
- Last Updated
- June 3, 2011