Margaret Lowman

The author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and 10 books on forest conservation, Dr. Margaret Lowman has earned her title as Canopy Meg.

Carol Greider

As a graduate student Dr. Carol Greider was studying molecular biology at the University of California Santa Barbara in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn. In 2009, she and Blackburn shared the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Linda Buck

Dr. Linda Buck shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for helping discover odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system, learning more about how we smell the world around us.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Currently the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Dr. Nüsslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize laureate for discoveries on genetic control of early embryonic development.

Ruth Patrick

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.

Libusha Kelly

Sources: Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Libusha Kelly Kelly Lab LinkedIn: Libusha Kelly See Also: Twitter: @microbegrrl Google Scholar: Libusha Kelly

Nansie Sharpless

Dr. Nansie Sharpless was the chief of the clinical neurospychopharmacological laboratory at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Aparajita Datta

Dr. Aparajita Datta has been a leader in the conservation of the tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the states of the Republic of India.

Mina Bissell

Educated as a chemist and a bacterial geneticist Dr. Mina Bissell has been tackling the biology of cancer from a new perspective and making strides in our knowledge of not only how the disease develops but how it might be treated.

Margaret Reed Lewis

Margaret Reed Lewis is considered the first scientist to grow mammalian tissue in vitro, and her research contributed to the field of cancer research.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Inspired at an early age to become a chemist, Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff’s scientific work in molecular biology has fundamentally changed the treatment of diabetes.

Marianne North

Marianne North rejected the conventions that biological specimens should be painted on simple white backgrounds. Her paintings instead kept the reality of the settings that she observed around the plants.

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