Russell, Elizabeth S. (1913–)

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Russell, Elizabeth S. (1913–)

American geneticist. Name variations: Elizabeth Shull Russell; Elizabeth Shull. Born Elizabeth Shull, May 13, 1913; University of Michigan, AB, 1933; Columbia University, MA, 1934; University of Chicago. PhD in zoology, 1937; m. William Lawson Russell, 1936; children: 4.

Worked as a University of Chicago assistant zoologist (1935–37); served as an independent investigator at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME, 1939–40), then as resident associate (1946–57) and senior staff scientist (1957–82), becoming emerita senior scientist (1982); investigated how genes cause cancers and pioneered muscular dystrophy research; became a member of National Academy of Sciences (1963).

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