About John Sinclair
John Sinclair earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and spent two years at the Carnegie Institute of Washington before joining the Indiana University faculty in 1968. Here he established a program on somatic cell genetics, with emphasis on mitochondria. Sinclair pioneered research in amphibian cell culture and later moved to a study of plant mitochondria. He served as chair of the Zoology Department from 1973-1976. Sinclair loved teaching and his lab was always filled with undergraduates working on independent research projects. He was a prominent breeder of Welsh ponies and established the Fox Glen Research and Education Fund to support his research on horse breeding. When Sinclair became ill, he turned the account over to the department and the funds were used to support undergraduate research. He was a member of our faculty for 23 years.