Working side by side in an equal partnership for their entire careers Dr. Gerty Cori and her husband shared their work and the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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December 1 is World AIDS Day, a perfect time to examine the work and contributions of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a French virologist who helped discover HIV and its links to the disease today known as AIDS.
It is said that much of our current research into genetic theory is rooted in the work of Dr. Martha Chase and a colleague and their “blender experiment.”
Carol Shaw pursued a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Computers at the University of California, Berkeley. She then earned a master’s degree in computer science. This was unprecedented in the 1970s, Shaw said she ignored implicit gender barriers and pursued what came to her naturally.
Dr. Catherine Woteki is the current undersecretary for the USDA Research, Education and Economics mission area.
Dr. Tanya Moore is a member of the Board of Directors for Building Diversity in Science whose mission is to inspire, empower, and support underrepresented groups of students in the pursuit of STEM careers.
Dr. Ruth Patrick contributions to ecology are numerous and include the initiation of the creation of the New Taxon file for the classification of diatoms and the Literature Citation File as a record of the scientific publication pertaining to existing as well as newly named diatoms.
Dr. Treena Livingston Arinzeh has always had a passion for math and science. But when her high school teacher suggested she pursue engineering, she couldn’t picture it because she had never met an African American engineer. Luckily for medical science, she gave engineering a try.
Dr. Kristine Larsen is an astronomer that uses popular culture to draw people into the sciences and has written books and journal articles on these topics and in 2017 will publish a book focused on women who popularized geology in the 19th Century.
Captain Samantha Cristoforetti is a fighter pilot, engineer, and holder of the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut.
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Using social media, Dr. Melanie Harrison-Okoro hopes to engage readers on topics of environmental science including areas like water pollution and invasive species.