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Life, Hope & Science: Three Journeys in Research

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Center for Humanities and the History of Modern Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory presents:

What can we learn from the life stories of eminent women scientists? Learn about the lives of Nobel Laureates: Elizabeth Blackburn, Jennifer Doudna, and Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin.

This event took place on October 18, 2021 at 12PM EST.

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Three women-Nobelists:

Elizabeth Blackburn
Jennifer Doudna
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin


Susan Hockfield, President Emerita MIT, author of The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution. (W. W. Norton & Company, 2019).


Georgina Ferry, biographer, author of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace, a life in science (Bloomsbury 2019)

Jennifer Doudna, subject of The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster 2021)

Elizabeth Blackburn, co-author of The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Grand Central Publishing, 2017)

Organizers of the event:

Nancy Hopkins, Amgen Inc. Professor of Biology Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mila Pollock, Executive Director, CSHL Library & Archives, The Center for Humanities and the History of Modern Biology
Jan Witkowski, Professor, CSHL School of Biological Sciences