A pioneer in preventative medicine well known for his isolation of the bacteria behind the bubonic plague, Shibasaburō helped establish our understanding of infectious diseases and made inroads into the first vaccines.
An imaginative scientist and inventor, Whitesides’ work extends beyond the borders of chemistry, tackling diverse and challenging problems to meet society’s needs.
This Pride month, Pioneers highlights the genius and tragedy of Alan Turing, one of science’s most important individuals who established what we now call computer science.
The grandfather of climate science, Milanković’s theory of a complex feedback loop–driven climate would come to define the field.
A story of persistence, Barbara McClintock rocked the foundation of genetics with her controversial ideas, forming our understanding of “jumping genes” and the dynamic nature of the genome.
Demoted from her tenure track position in the mid 90s, Katalin Karikó persisted with her research into RNA therapeutics and is now senior vice president of BioNtech.
The world-renowned chemist and his struggle against a system of racial oppression.
The Nobel Laureate whose research was crucial to understanding how the immune system works on the cellular level.
No formal scientific education, a single mother, author of 103 scientific papers, the first person to see a corona virus, June Almeida was a tour de force.
This Pioneers in Science celebrates Marie Daly, the first Black woman in America to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry.