👨🏽🏫 A sip of science history! Introducing… Gerty Cori!
🔬 Gerty Cori was a pioneering biochemist and America’s first ever female Nobel Prize winner.
💫 Gerty and her husband Carl Ferdinand Cori, collaborated to define the process of sugar metabolism, known as the Cori Cycle.
👩🏻🔬 Despite her credentials she was denied many of the career opportunities her husband and collaborator was afforded because of her gender. Her contributions to science were eventually recognised, as she gained full professorship just months before her Nobel Prize success.
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