Pioneered the idea of using fish eggs to study the effects of cancer causing substances on cell growth.
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
Neurobiologist who has used the common fruit fly as a model to study aging and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease and Alzheimer's.
Among the first doctors to treat diabetic children with insulin
An expert in understanding the weird and wonderful world of marine creatures that live deep under the Arctic ice.
Pioneer of Arctic sea-ice research and the first woman to conduct scientific observations on Canadian icebreakers
Pioneered a key laboratory technique that led to the creation of the Salk polio vaccine.
Developed method to reclaim chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFC), which had been commonly used as refrigerants.
Pioneered the physics of ancient archeological materials
Established paediatric pathology as a distinct subspecialty
Famous Doctor Obstetrician
Developed a simplified method for detecting cervix cancer
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
World expert on sex differences in the brain.
Wrote the book Sex & Cognition, which argues that there truly is
a difference between male and female brains.
First woman to earn Doctorate in Mathematics from Canadian university.
Discovered that stem cells could be harvested from human adult skin and that they could be used to grow nerve cells that could potentially help people with spinal cord injuries or Parkinson's disease.
Pioneer in Psychosocial Oncology
Authority on plant hybridization, especially of lilies.
A world leader in developmental biology
World-famous Down syndrome researcher
Developed dermatoglyphics, the study of skin patterns on the hands and feet.
First woman geologist in Canada, expert in paleozoic formations
Neuroscience, biological basis for cognition in male and femal brains
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