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January 2018

The Untold Stories of Jewish Women in the Sciences

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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There is no denying that gender, religion, and ethnicity have had a major impact on the careers and legacies of pioneering scientists, including Jewish women who have felt the strain of these limitations and been under-recognized by the scientific establishment despite significant accomplishments. Just a few examples include Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian Jew who made important discoveries about the nervous and immune systems; Esther Lederberg, who found new methods and results in microbial genetics in the U.S.; and Ora Kedem,…

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