Fatima al-Fahiri and The Al-Qarawiyyin University

Fatima al-Fahiri and The Al-Qarawiyyin University

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Artist’s depection of Fatima al-Fihiri. Source:[14]
Name: Fatima bint Muhammad Al-Fihriya Al-Qurashiya

Life: 800 C.E. – 880 C.E. (Died aged 80)

Known for: Establishing the oldest existing and currently operating educational institution to award degrees

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Dr. Jessie Isabelle Price – Veterinary Microbiologist

Dr. Jessie Isabelle Price

“I’m confident we’ll succeed.” – Dr. Price commenting on her work regarding the avian diseases that affected Pekin Ducks – for which she developed a vaccine as a result of her extremely effective research. [5]

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Name: Dr. Jessie Isabelle Price

Life: 1st January 1930 – 12th November 2015 (85 years)

Born: Montrose, Pennsylvania

Died: Madison, Wisconsin

Degree(s):

BSc Microbiology, 1953, Cornell University

MSc Veterinary Bacteriology, Pathology, and Parasitology, 1958, Cornell University

PhD Microbiology, 1959, Cornell University

Occupation: Veterinary Microbiologist, tenured researcher, Professor of Microbiology

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Dr. Sameera Moussa – Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Sameera Moussa

“I’ll make nuclear treatment as available and as cheap as Aspirin.” – Dr. Sameera Moussa commenting on the goals of her research.

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Name: Dr. Sameera Moussa

Life: 03/03/1917 – 05/08/1952 (Age 35)

Born: Gharbia Governorate, North Egypt

Died: Pacific Coast, San Francisco, United States

Occupation: Nuclear Physicist, Medical Physicist

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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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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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