Barbara McClintock. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) was awarded a Lasker Prize in 1981 and Nobel Prize in 1983. She discovered that genes could move within and between chromosomes. Photos from: "Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know"
All the women who've won a Nobel Price in Science. Marie Curie (1903 1911), Irene Joliot-Curie (1935), Gerty Radnitz Cori (1947), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1963), Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1964), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1977), Barbara McClintock (1983), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1986), Gertrude Elion (1988), Christiane Nusslein-Volhard (1995), Linda B. Buck (2004), Francoise Barre-Sinoussi (2008), Elizabeth H. Blackburn (2009), Carol W. Greider (2009) and Ada Yonath (2009) #women #STEM #herstory
Barbara McClintock (b.1902) was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for her discovery of mobile genetic elements." McClintock is the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize in the field of Physiology or Medicine.
Barbara McClintock received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in Botany. She specialized in cytogenetics, particularly the study of chromosomes in corn. She discovered the role of "controlling elements" in genetic regulation and transposition. Her work was considered too radical (or simply ignored) until it was replicated in the late 1960s. McClintock received the Nobel Prize in 1983.
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