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Herzenberg, Leonore A.

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Leonore A. Herzenberg

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Medical School - Genetics
Oral History Project: 
Pioneering Women
Kiefer, Joyce
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Leonore (Lee) Herzenberg reviewed her life story with emphasis on her upbringing in New York; her studies with her husband Leonard at Cal Tech; the scientists they worked with in France, at Stanford and elsewhere; getting the Genetics labs started when Stanford’s medical school moved to the Palo Alto Campus; and her experience as a woman in science. Lee also describes her involvement in the social protests of the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her approach to scientific problems and what she learned from her mentor at Cal Tech, Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock.

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