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Agnes Arber
1879-1960
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: plant morphologist

Anna Atkins
1799-1871
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Biology, Photography
Key Words/Phrases: First published woman photographer

Charlotte Auerbach
1899-1994
From: Germany, United Kingdom
Fields: Biology
Key Words/Phrases: Zoologist, geneticist

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

Mary-Claire King
1946-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington
Fields: Biology, Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: geneticist, studies HIV, lupus, breast and ovarian cancer genes

Jane Lubchenco
1947-
From: United States: Colorado
Fields: Biology, Environment
Key Words/Phrases: marine ecologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

Shirley Marie Tilghman
1946-
From: Canada, United States: New Jersey
Fields: Biology, Education
Key Words/Phrases: molecular biology, president of Princeton University

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



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