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Karl Ernst von Baer: Father of Embryology

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Dr. Marie Curie: Pioneer in Radioactivity

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

At a time when the very idea of women in science drew scorn and condemnation, Marie Skłodowska Curie never lost herfalse

Patricia Goldman-Rakic: Pioneer of the Prefrontal Cortex

Christian de Duve: Father of Autophagy

Belgian cytologist and biochemist Christian de Duve discovered lysosomes (the digestive organelles of the cell) and peroxisomes (organelles that are the site of metabolic processes involving hydrogen peroxide). In 1974, de Duve shared the Nobelfalse

Meet Dr. Marie Maynard Daly!

Marie Maynard Daly was born April 16, 1921 in Queens, New York. After graduating from Hunter College High School, she went on to enroll in Queens College where she earned her B.S in Chemistry in 1942.

Meet Dr. Barbara McClintock

On May 21, 1971 . . .  . . 
Dr. Barbara McClintock was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Nixon, becoming the first woman to do so

Happy Birthday Dr. Ramon y Cajal

On May 1, 1852 . . .  . . 
Dr. Santiago Ramon y Cajal was born in Spain. Cajal, a bit of a renaissance man, is known for his work as a histologist, pathologist, neuroscientist, Nobel laureate and artist. His life's work has ultimately earnedfalse
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