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Women in STEMMaking History

Ball | Ball Method treated leprosy in the early 1900s
Conwell | Conwell-Weisskopf theory explains electron travel through semiconductors
Franklin | Discovered the helical structure of DNA
Isler | First African American woman to receive her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale University
King | Discovered BRCA 1 gene and that humans share 99% of DNA with chimpanzees
Lederberg | Pioneer scientist in the field of bacterial genetics
Ochoa | First Latina astronaut in space
Rubins | First person to sequence DNA in space
Sabeti | Created bioinformatic statistical method to explain the effects of genetics on disease
Stevens | One of the first researchers to discover sex is determined by chromosomes