Female Professionals Famous Female Biochemists

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List of famous female biochemists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female biochemists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being biochemists. There are thousand of females working as biochemists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic biochemists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a biochemist then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Peggy Whitson and Mary Ann Leeper include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all female biochemists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female biochemists?" and "Who are the best female biochemists?"
Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Biochemists
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Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. With her two long-duration stays abroad the ISS, Whitson is NASA's most experienced female astronaut, with just over 376 days in space. This also places her twentieth among all space flyers. She has been selected for the crew of Expedition 50. The flight of Space Shuttle mission STS-120, commanded by female astronaut Pam Melroy, was the first time that ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States of America

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Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Biochemists
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Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station in 1996; she is the only American woman to serve aboard Mir. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

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Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Biochemists
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Gerty Theresa Cori was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Cori was born in Prague. Growing up at a time when women were marginalized in science and allowed few educational opportunities, she gained admittance to medical school, where she met her future husband Carl Ferdinand Cori; upon their graduation in 1920, they married. Because of deteriorating conditions in Europe, the couple emigrated to the United States in 1922. Gerty Cori continued her early interest in medical research, collaborating in the laboratory with Carl. She published ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1896-1957)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

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Elizabeth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Biochemists
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Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere. For this work, she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak, becoming the only Tasmanian-born Nobel laureate. She also worked in medical ethics, and was controversially dismissed from the Bush Administration's President's Council on Bioethics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

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