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