Barbara McClintock shown in her laboratory.
June 16, 1902
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
|Died||September 2, 1992
Huntington, New York, US
|Institutions||University of Missouri
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
|Alma mater||Cornell University (Ph.D., 1927)|
|Thesis||A Cytological and Genetical Study of Triploid Maize (1927)|
|Known for||Work in genetic structure of maize|
|Notable awards||National Medal of Science (1970)
Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (1981)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1982)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1983)
I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.
I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life.
It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.