Produced by Darren K. Woodland Jr., 2017 Knowitall.org Spring Semester Intern
Dr. Ernest E. Just was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1883. He was an African American biologist, teacher, and scholar who focused on the cell, fertilization, and marine biology. He researched all over the world, making major discoveries about the cell surface and the changes it undergoes during the process of fertilization. He also developed important techniques for studying the breeding habits and eggs of marine invertebrates.