Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn

1840–1909

German zoologist. Studied medicine and zoology at various German universities. PhD, Breslau, 1865. Studied with Ernst Haeckel and became Haeckel’s first assistant at Jena, where he habilitated in 1868. Founded the Zoological Station at Naples, built between 1872 and 1874. The station was the first marine laboratory, and served as a model for other similar institutions throughout the world.

Sources: DBE DSB Heuss 1991. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)