Bishop, Ann (1899–1990)

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Bishop, Ann (1899–1990)

British scientist. Born Dec 19, 1899, in Manchester, England; died May 7, 1990; dau. of a furniture maker; Manchester University, BS, 1921, MS, 1922, DSc, 1932; Cambridge University, PhD, 1926, DSc, 1941.

Leading protozoologist and parasitologist, best known for researching the development of drug resistance in malaria-causing parasites, served as part-time lecturer in zoology department at University of Cambridge and as scientific assistant to protozoologist Clifford Dobell at Medical Research Council, Mount Vernon, Hampstead; held Beit Memorial fellowship at Molteno Institute, Cambridge (beginning 1929), then served as staff member (1942–48) and director (1948–64); led parasitology group at Institute of Biology (1950s); became chair of British Society for Parasitology upon its founding (1960).