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Biology: Women in Biology

Subject Research Guide

Famous Women Biologists

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Agnes Arber
1879-1960
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology


Anna Atkins
1799-1871
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology, Photography


Charlotte Auerbach
1899-1994
From: Germany, United Kingdom
Fields: Biology


Rachel Carson
1907-1964
From: United States: Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania
Fields: Biology, Environment, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: marine biologist, nature writer, environmentalist


Mary Agnes Meara Chase
1869-1963
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture, Art, Biology, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: botanist, illustrator, women's rights activist


Cornelia M. Clapp
1849-1934
From: United States
Fields: Biology


Jewel Plummer Cobb
1924-
From: United States: California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York
Fields: Biology


Theo Colborn
1927-
From: United States: Florida, Wisconsin
Fields: Biology


Rosa Smith Eigenmann
1858-1947
From: United States
Fields: Biology


Dian Fossey
1932-1985
From: Rwanda, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Biology
Key Words/Phrases: primatologist, studied gorillas


Rosalind Elsie Franklin
1920-1958
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: X-ray crystallography, pioneering DNA study


Charlotte Friend
1921-1987
From: United States: New York
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: virologist, virus-cancer connection


Alessandra Giliani
c. 1307-1326
From: Italy
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: anatomist


Patricia Goldman-Rakic
1937-2003
From: United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: neurobiologist, memory


Hildegard of Bingen
1098-1179
From: Germany
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Other
Key Words/Phrases: mystic, nun, abbess, counselor, scientist, composer, polymath


Misha Mahowald
1963-1996
From: Switzerland, United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Biology, Engineering, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: neuromorphic engineering


Dorothy McClendon
1924-
From: United States: Louisiana, Michigan
Fields: Biology, Education
Key Words/Phrases: teacher, microbiologist, researcher


Ruth Ella Moore
1903-1994
From: United States: Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine


Margaret Morse Nice
1883-1974
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma
Fields: Biology, Environment
Key Words/Phrases: ornithologist


Edith Marion Patch
1876-1954
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: entomologist


Ruth Patrick
1907-
From: United States: Kansas, Virginia
Fields: Biology, Environment
Key Words/Phrases: botanist, limnologist


Julia Barlow Platt
1857-1935
From: United States: California
Fields: Biology, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: biologist, embryologist, politician


Sally Hughes Schrader
1895-
From: United States: New York, Oregon
Fields: Biology, Education


Sister Florence Marie Scott
1902-1965
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Biology, Education


Nettie Maria Stevens
1861-1912
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: genetics, geneticist


Sarah Stewart
1905-1976
From: Mexico, United States: Washington DC
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: cancer researcher, oncologist


Mary Lua Adelia Davis Treat
1830-1923
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Biology


Irene Ayako Uchida
1917-
From: Canada
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine


Jeanne Villepreux-Power
1794-1871
From: France, Italy
Fields: Biology


Salome Waelsch
1907-2007
From: Germany, United States: New York
Fields: Biology, Education


Flossie Wong-Staal
1947-
From: China, United States: California
Fields: Biology


Roger Arliner Young
1899-1964
From: United States: Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Biology

from http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/subject.php?FieldId=11

 

 

 

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

Women in STEM

The White House provides this website, a set of largely unknown stories of female pioneers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries.