Audrey Smith

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Birthday
21, 1915
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 3, 1981 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1915
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 3, 1981 (66)

About

Cryobiologist credited with being the first scientist to use glycerol to protect red blood cells during the freezing process. Her work also contributed heavily to advancements in animal breeding and husbandry.

Before Fame

She graduated from King's College, London and the Bedford College for Women, where she received first class honors.

Trivia

She won the Kamerlingh Onnes Medal for her achievements in the field of refrigeration technology in 1973.

Family Life

Her father, Alan, worked for the Indian Civil Service.

Associated With

She and biologist Peter Medawar both worked at the National Institute for Medical Research in London.