Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Women Pioneers in Plant Biology

The American Society of Plant Biologists has a site dedicated to Women Pioneers in Plant Biology.

Recognizing that plant physiology was an area of study that very few women actively pursued until the 1980s, the Women on Plant Biology Committee would like to acknowledge those women who were pioneers in studying plants and how they work. Their research areas are very diverse: genetics, biochemistry, structure, as well as physiology. Their education, training, and career paths are also diverse. However, as witnessed by the biographies written by former students, fellow researchers, admirers, or good friends, each of these women has contributed to the broad field of plant physiology, and we are grateful to them.
The Their biographies span one thousand years, starting with Hildegard of Bingen, born in current professor emeritas Lynn Margulis.


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