Katherine Fitzgerald

This St. Patrick’s Day, meet a medical researcher that won the SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal in 2015.

Caroline Hershel

Caroline Herschel discovered eight comets, and was the first professional female astronomer.

Sunetra Gupta

Sources: University of Oxford: Sunetra Gupta Sunetra Gupta’s Website The Life Scientific: Sunetra Gupta See Also: Shooting Stars by Sunetra Gupta and Ted Dewan The Royal Society: Sunetra Gupta

Amy Rowat

It’s Pi Day, and to celebrate we’re introducing you to Dr. Amy Rowat, a UCLA professor who uses food to explain scientific principles.

Deborah Gordon

Think ants are pests that you wish would just go away? Not so fast, Dr. Deborah Gordon thinks that we as humans have a lot to learn from these efficient foragers.

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff

Margaret Oakley Dayhoff has been called the “mother and father of bioinformatics” as she was a pioneer of applying mathematics and computational methods to biochemistry.

Sandrine Thuret

Scientists used to think that the adult brain didn’t change, but Dr. Sandrine Thuret has shown that new neurons are still formed later in life.

Linda Morabito

It’s the anniversary of the announcement of the first discovery of extraterrestrial volcanic activity by astronomer Linda Morabito.

Margaret Chan

Dr. Margaret Chan has faced many challenges as the director-general of the World Health Organization.
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Michelle Buchanan

Michele Buchanan is hoping to change the world through her research into energy, and her work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis’ first paper was rejected 15 times before it was finally published, but her theories of symbiogenesis made a huge impact.

Isabel Bassett Wasson

Today is the anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. And it’s first female ranger was Isabel Basset Wasson.

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