Gregor Mendel

Founder of the Modern Science of Genetics

Gregor Mendel

He was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. His early experiments dealt with pea plants, which established many of the rules with heredity (Mendelian Inheritance). His work was rejected at first in the scientific community. It was not discovered until about the 20th century.