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Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock shown in her laboratory.
Born Eleanor McClintock
(1902-06-16)June 16, 1902
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died September 2, 1992(1992-09-02) (aged 90)
Huntington, New York, US
Nationality American
Fields Cytogenetics
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.
Barbara McClintock
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.
Barbara McClintock
I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can't imagine having a better life.
Barbara McClintock
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.
Barbara McClintock