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Women in microbiology

Author: Rachel J Whitaker; Hazel A Barton
Publisher: Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many girls want to become scientists when they grow up, just like many boys do. But for these girls, the struggle to do what they love and to be treated with respect has been much harder because of the discrimination and bias in our society. In Women in Microbiology, we meet women who, despite these obstacles and against tough odds, have become scientific leaders and revered mentors. The women profiled in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Women in microbiology.
Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010852
(OCoLC)1029101311
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel J Whitaker; Hazel A Barton
ISBN: 9781555819545 1555819540 9781683670575 1683670574
OCLC Number: 1029076528
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 329 pages)
Contents: Bonnie L. Bassler: the group accomplishes more than the individual / Nina Molin Hoyland-Kroghsbo --
Antje Boetius: exploring the living infinite / Jeffrey Marlow --
Sallie "Penny" Chisholm and oceans of Prochlorococcus / Sophie Rowland and Vanja Klepac-Ceraj --
Margaret Dayhoff: catalyst of a quiet revolution / Jamie E. Henzy --
Johanna Döbereiner: a pioneer among South American scientists / Graciela Brelles-Marino --
Diana Downs: a path of creativity, persistence, and rigorous testing / Norma C. Martinez-Gomez --
Nicole Dubilier: a force of nature / Elizabeth G. Wilbanks --
Katrina J. Edwards: a force in the world of environmental microbiology / John R. Spear --
Alice Catherine Evans: the shoulders upon which so many stand / Lorraine A. Findlay --
Mary K. Firestone: groundbreaking journey of a microbial matriarch / Jennifer Pett-Ridge --
Lady Amalia Fleming: turbulence and triumph / Joudeh B. Freij and Bishara J. Freij --
Katrina T. Forest: a renaissance woman in microbiology / Katherine McMahon --
Elodie Ghedin: unlocking the genetic code of emerging outbreaks / Tamara Lewis Johnson --
Jane Gibson: a woman of grace and acerbic wit / Caroline S. Harwood --
Millicent C. Goldschmidt: scarred pioneer and protector of the biosphere / Hazel A. Barton --
Susan Gottesman: an exceptional scientist and mentor / Carin K. Vanderpool --
Carlyn Halde: free spirit / Wendy J. Wilson and Shirley Lowe --
Jo Handelsman: adviser, teacher, role model, friend / Patrick D. Schloss --
Caroline Harwood: with grace, enthusiasm, and true grit / Rebecca E. Parales and Margaret McFall-Ngai --
Marian Johnson-Thompson: lifelong mentor / Crystal N. Johnson --
Carol D. Litchfield: salt of the earth / Bonnie K. Baxter and Kendall Tate Wright --
Ruth E. Moore: the first African-American to earn a Ph. D. in the natural sciences / Candace N. Rouchon --
Nancy A. Moran: the winding path of a brillant scientific life / John P. McCutcheon --
Flora Patterson: ensuring that no knowledge is ever lost / Hannah T. Reynolds --
Felicitas Pfeifer: creativity through freedom / Christa Schleper --
Beatrix Potter: an early mycologist / Millicent E. Goldschmidt --
Abigail Salyers: an almost unbeatable force / Rachel J. Whitaker --
Christa Schleper: enthusiasm and insight in the world of Archaea / Sonja-Verena Albers --
Marjory Stephenson: an early voice for bacterial biochemical experimenters / Stephen H. Zinder --
Michele Swanson: a rewarding career and life in balance / Brian K. Hammer --
The legacy of Patricia Ann Webb: broken vials and urgency / May C. Chu --
Donna M. Wolk: it's never too late to bloom / Natalie M. Whitfield --
Esther Miriam Zimmer Lederberg: pioneer in microbial genetics / Rebecca V. Ferrell --
Women microbiologists at Rutgers in the early golden age of antibiotics / Douglas E. Eveleigh and Joan W. Bennett.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel J. Whitaker, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois ; and Hazel A. Barton, Department of Biology, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

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Many girls want to become scientists when they grow up, just like many boys do. But for these girls, the struggle to do what they love and to be treated with respect has been much harder because of the discrimination and bias in our society. In Women in Microbiology, we meet women who, despite these obstacles and against tough odds, have become scientific leaders and revered mentors. The women profiled in this collection range from historic figures like Alice Catherine Evans and Ruth Ella Moore to modern heroes like Michele Swanson and Katrina Forest. What binds all of these remarkable women are a passion for their work, a zest for life, a warm devotion to mentoring others--especially younger women--and a sense of justice and fairness that they are willing to fight tirelessly to obtain. Each story is unique, but each woman featured in Women in Microbiology has done so much to expand our knowledge of the natural world while also making it easier for the next generation of scientists to work collaboratively and in an atmosphere where people are judged by their intellect, imagination, skill, and commitment to service regardless of gender or race. Women in Microbiology is a wonderful collection of stories that will inspire everyone, but especially young women and men who are wondering how to find their way in the working world. Some of the names are familiar and some are lesser known, but all of the stories arouse a sense of excitement, driven by tales of new, important scientific insights, stories of overcoming adversity and breaking boundaries, and the inclusion of personal tips and advice from successful careers. These stories are proof that a person can live a balanced and passionate life in science that is rich and rewarding.

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