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Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal – HIV/AIDS

Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal

“Working with this virus is like putting your hand in a treasure chest.  Every time you put your hand in, you pull out a gem.”- Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal referencing her work with HIV and AIDS.

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Dr. Wong-Staal. Source: https://goo.gl/1r858g

Name: Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal

Life: 27/08/1947 – Present (70 years old at time of writing).

Degree: Bs Bacteriology, UCLA

PhD: Molecular Biology, UCLA

Occupation: Virologist + Molecular biologist

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Alice Ball – Treating Leprosy

Alice Ball

“It cannot be denied that our people, through force of circumstance, occupy a peculiar status in this country. We are not thoroughly known,” – James P. Ball Jr., Father of Alice Ball, The Colored Citizen.

 

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Image of Alice Ball from the UW Tyee Yearbook. Source: https://sop.washington.edu/uwsop-alumni-legend-alice-ball-class-of-1914-solved-leprosy-riddle/

Name: Alice Augusta Ball

Life: 24/07/1892 – 31/12/1916 (24 years)

Born: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Died: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Occupation: Chemistry Professor

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Prof. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS – Astrophysicist

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar FRS- Astrophysicist

“In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a “discovery” of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up.” 
― Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar talking about the nature of scientific research

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Image of a young Prof. Chandrasekhar. Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/illustrations/chandraPortraits.html

Name: Professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Life: 19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995 (died aged 84).

Degrees: B.Sc: Presidency College (Madras, India).

                  Ph.D: Trinity College, Cambridge

Occupation:  Astrophysicist and research professor

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Dr. Mae Jemison – NASA Astronaut

Dr. Mae Jemison

“Space exploration was always something I wanted to do” – Dr. Mae Jemison during her TED Talk on how interstellar travel will require teams of individuals from multiple disciplines.

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Name: Dr. Mae Carol Jemison

Life: 17/10/18 – Present (62 Years)

Born: Decatur, Alabama, United States

Degree:

BSc Chemical Engineering + enough credits to fulfill a B.A. in African and African American Studies, Stanford University

Doctorate Degree in Medicine, Cornell University

Occupation: Astronaut, Engineer, Physician, Dancer, Actor and Founder + President of two companies.

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