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.

Martha Chase

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.”

Helen Mintz-Hittner

November 17 is World Prematurity Day, and today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner, an opthomologist researching treatments for retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP.

Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch

Dr. Salome Gluecksohn-Waelsch is considered the founder of mammalian developmental genetics and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science.

Nettie Stevens

Dr. Nettie Stevens career as a geneticist wasn’t very long, lasting only about 11 years, but in that short time she was able to make huge strides in understanding genetic traits.

Mary Styles Harris

Dr. Mary Styles Harris has spent her career combining her knowledge as a genetics researcher with a drive to provide health care information to minority populations.

Charlotte Auerbach

With her studies of the effects of mustard gas, Dr. Charlotte Auerbach helped create the science of mutagenesis.