History of Science

Women’s History Month: Clara Nigg

By |2022-03-31T14:43:41+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Bacteriology, Epidemiology, History of Science, Library Blog|Tags: , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Clara Nigg   Clara Nigg. Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center Clara Ida Nigg (1897-1986) was an American bacteriologist who developed methods of cultivating Rickettsia prowazekii and proved that this organism only reproduces in living cells. Clara Nigg was born [...]

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Women’s History Month: Elaine Diacumakos

By |2022-03-28T15:19:20+00:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Cell Biology, History of Science, Library Blog|Tags: , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Elaine Diacumakos Elaine Diacumakos with Peter Sellers and Merrill Chase at the June 11th alumni reunion, 1984 Elaine Diacumakos (1930-1984) was an American cell biologist and head of the cytobiology laboratory at The Rockefeller University who developed the first techniques [...]

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Women’s History Month: Evelyn Tilden

By |2022-03-28T15:18:36+00:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: History of Science, Library Blog, Microbiology|Tags: , , , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Evelyn Tilden Evelyn Butler Tilden poses with a microscope at the National Institutes of Health, 1940 Evelyn Butler Tilden (1891 – 1983) was an American microbiologist who researched rare carbohydrates, oral bacteria, fungal endotoxins, and animal infections. Tilden was born [...]

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Marie Maynard Daly

By |2022-03-01T19:34:48+00:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: History of Science, Library, Library Blog, Library News|Tags: |

In honor of Black History Month and to celebrate a previous black female scientist who worked at the Rockefeller University, the library would like to introduce Marie Maynard Daly.   Photo credit: Spartanburg Science Center, 2020 Marie Maynard Daly was born in Queens, New York in 1921 and is known as as “America’s [...]

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JEM’s 125th Anniversary

By |2021-02-02T20:15:17+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Digital Commons, History of Science, Library, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As the Rockefeller University Press and the whole Rockefeller community celebrate the 125th anniversary of Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Markus Library is pleased to present a new exhibit JEM: The Beginnings that highlights the lives and careers of two first editors of the journal: William H. Welch and Simon Flexner. The exhibit contains early [...]

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Recommended Readings: Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., May 2

By |2019-08-02T18:56:00+00:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genomics, History of Science, Monday Lectures, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Recommended Readings, Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Monday Lecture Series Monday, May 2, 2016 4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC) Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D. Senior Attending Physician, The Rockefeller University Hospital Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and Head, Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, The Rockefeller University 50th Anniversary of First Research Paper on Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Update on [...]

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