Elizabeth Blackburn

DNA is what makes you – you. It contains the genetic code for all the cells in your body that are used to make your entire system. In 1980, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn published her first findings about the molecular nature of telomeres showing that they actually contain a particular DNA, and her work eventually led her to win a Nobel Prize.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics, Dr. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was a leader in the field of molecular biology and a pioneer in the field of protein crystallography.

Gerty Cori

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.

Shannon Lucid

On September 26, 1996 Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to earth from her record setting fifth trip to space, and 188 days aboard the Mir space station.

Mildred Cohn

Inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Dr. Mildred Cohn has also been awarded the National Medal of Science.

Florence B. Seibert

Stricken by polio at the age of three, Dr. Florence Seibert turned to academics because she couldn’t go out and play like other children. In her career, she improved and standardized the test for tuberculosis.

Jennifer Doudna

An investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1997, Dr. Jennifer Doudna has been responsible for bettering our understanding of the functions of RNA and for helping develop CRISPR/Cas9

Anne Glover

Declared the 19th most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013, Dr. Anne Glover has been influencing scientific policy and has been recognized for building up the importance of women in Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Maud Lenora Menten

Today we celebrate one of the first female doctors born in Canada was also a pioneer in enzyme kinetics and histochemistry, Maud Leonora Menten.

Marie Maynard Daly

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning about Marie Maynard Daly, a biochemist with a focus on the human heart.

Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson always wanted to be an astronaut and she achieved her dream, becoming the first woman to command the ISS.

Gladys Hobby

During World War II, the mass production of penicillin changed the world. Gladys Hobby was one of the scientists who made that possible.