Paul Bujor (1862-1952) – biologist, university professor and Romanian writer. He is the founder of the University School of Animal Morphology in Iaşi.

He attended primary school and Gh. Roşca Codreanu National College in Bârlad. He studied biology at the University of Paris (beginning with 1887) and he specialized in animal morphology in Geneva. In 1891 he defended his doctoral thesis in Natural Sciences at the University of Geneva, determining the larva development stages of Petromyzon planeri. After a short teaching career in Bucharest, he was appointed professor at the Animal Morphology Department of the University of Iaşi, where he researched descriptive and Comparative Morphology, Hydrobiology and Experimental Zoology. He set up the department’s laboratory and museum, becoming a pioneer of the Romanian school of Animal Morphology. He studied the living organisms of salt lakes and he established the biological process of the formation of black mud in Techirghiol Lake, his conclusions being acknowledged in the entire specialized literature. An appreciated university professor and researcher, Paul Bujor was also a famous writer.

Honorary member of the Romanian Academy (1948) and of other scientific and cultural societies, Paul Bujor dedicated his life to social, cultural and academic activities.

He was a representative member of a generation of professors who, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, brought their contribution to the development of biology studies at the University of Iaşi. Paul Bujor passed away in Bucharest, on 17th May 1952.