Mary Edwards Walker

Mary Walker trained as a surgeon, volunteered for the Union Army in the Civil War, and is the only woman to have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Dorothy Horstmann

It was believed that the polio virus directly attacked the central nervous system until Dr. Dorothy Horstmann made a ground breaking discovery about the mechanism involved with the spread of Polio in the body.

Shirley Ann Jackson

On July 1st, 1999 Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson became president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and since then she has transformed the oldest technical research university in the United States.

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.

Jeanette E. Brown

Organic medicinal chemist Jeanette Brown is also a historian, author, and advocate for increasing diversity in science.

Pamela Silver

Dr. Pamela Silver is one of the founders of the emerging field of synthetic biology – a interdisciplinary combination of biology and engineering.

Barbara Rothbaum

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of various psychological disorders, focusing primarily on PTSD.

Eugenie Clark

A professor at Columbia University told Eugenie Clark, “If you do finish, you will probably get married, have a bunch of kids, and never do anything in science after we have invested our time and money in you.” After 7 decades of field work with over 175 publications – and raising 4 children – Clark proved him wrong.

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.

Amy F.T. Arnsten

Dr. Amy F.T. Arnsten leads the Arnsten Lab, studying neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine.

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig has used her expertise in climatology to help study the impact of climate change on agriculture and cities.

Yvonne Pendleton

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton has spent her career helping us to understand our place in the universe.

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