Barbara McClintock

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Sep 2, 1992 (90)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Hartford, CT
Death Date
Sep 2, 1992 (90)

About

Winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her study in genetic elements and genetic regulation. She was the first woman to win that prize unshared and she was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1944.

Before Fame

She attended Cornell University, where she studied botany.

Trivia

A character in the book The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides was loosely based off her.

Family Life

She has three siblings.

Associated With

She was influenced by Issac Newton.