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

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While this isn't a list of all female neuroscientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female neuroscientists?" and "Who are the best female neuroscientists?"
Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Neuroscientists
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Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied neuroscience in the United States. She immigrated to the US in 1990 and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. In early 2003, during the 2001 Afghanistan War caused by a conflict between United States and Al-Qaeda, Siddiqui returned to Pakistan. In March 2003, she was named as a courier and financier for Al-Qaeda by Khalid Sheikh Muhammad and was placed on a "wanted for questioning" list by the American FBI. She subsequently disappeared until she was arrested in Ghazni, Afghanistan, by Afghanistan police, 17 July 2008, with documents and notes for making bombs plus containers of sodium cyanide. She was held for questioning. Siddiqui was ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

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Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Neuroscientists
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Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since December 2004. A strong advocate of the vital role that science, technology, and the research university play in the world, she believes that MIT can best advance its historic mission of teaching, research, and service by providing robust and sustained support for the ideas and energies of its faculty and students. A noted neuroscientist whose research has focused on the development of the brain, Dr. Hockfield is the first life scientist to lead MIT and holds a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience in the Institute's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Susan Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Neuroscientists
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Susan Adele Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, CBE, HonFRCP is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords. Her research is to identify a novel approach to the treatment of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. She is also interested in the neuroscience of consciousness. Greenfield is Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford University. From 2005 to 2012, she was Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. From 1998 to 2010, she was director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In September 2013, she co-founded the biotech company Neuro-bio Ltd, where she is Chief Scientific Officer. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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Marian Cleeves Diamond, Ph.D. is a professor of anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley who has published research into the neuroanatomy of the forebrain, notably the discovery of the impact of the environment on brain development, the differences between the cerebral cortex of male and female rats, and the likely link between positive thinking and immune health. ...more

Age: 91

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