Eva Jablonka

Eva Jablonka

The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas; Tel Aviv University

Eva Jablonka is a theorist and geneticist who favours Lamarckian modes of evolution. She is considered as one of the world’s foremost experts in epigenetic inheritance and evolution and has authored numerous papers and books on the subject. In her 2008 paper Soft inheritance: Challenging the modern synthesis, she proposes that neo-Darwinism does not offer a satisfactory theoretical framework for evolutionary biology. She concludes tha Lamarckian and saltational processes have an important role in evolution. 

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In another paper, Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Prevalence, Mechanisms and Implications for the study of Heredity and Evolution, Jablonka and Gal Raz lists over hundred examples of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. Jablonka has published over hundred scientific papers in various publications. She received her Ph.D in genetics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel in 1988.