Foot, Katherine (c. 1852–?)

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Foot, Katherine (c. 1852–?)

American cytologist. Born c. 1852 in Geneva, NY; death date unknown; studied at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 1892.

One of America's most influential early scientists, was a life member of the Marine Biological Laboratory (1921–44); focused research on microscopical observations of the developing eggs of Allobophora fetida and often researched with Ella Church Strobell (died 1920); with Strobell, was among the 1st scientists to photograph research samples; received a star by her name—indicating special recognition—in Cattell's American Men of Science (1906); also listed in Mozans' Woman in Science. Publications include Cytological Studies.