| By Kathy Nemeh, Senior Content Developer, Gale |
American Men & Women of Science, 39th edition, will publish in June 2021 and introduce 6,000 new listees to this premier compendium of accomplished American scientists. It has been in continuous publication since 1906.
American Men & Women of Science showcases the vital work and achievements of prominent scientists in all the major scientific fields, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. A few noteworthy scientists of interest include:
James Edward Hansen, director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and considered the father of climate science. Since the 1970s, his research has concentrated on man-made climate change. Hansen was influential in bringing about widespread awareness of the global warming issue as well as advocacy of environmental policies to protect future generations on Earth.
Michael Evan Mann, American climatologist and geophysicist, distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, and an expert in climate science. His most recent work, The New Climate War, discusses how fossil fuel companies have waged a three-decade campaign of denialism and deferred action on climate change, and offers a plan to act on climate change and preserve the planet.
David D. Ho, an important scientist in combating the coronavirus pandemic and treating COVID-19. He has been a trailblazer in HIV and AIDS therapies since the early 1980s, and recently shifted focus to COVID-19. Dr. Ho and his lab at Columbia University’s Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center were successful in isolating neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which have been licensed to commercial partners, such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, for clinical development as therapies.
Dennis Carroll, Peter Daszak, Jennifer Gardy, Jonna Mazet, and Edward Rubin, members of the Global Virome Project, an organization comprised of world-renowned global health experts who have been devoted to pandemic prevention.
Among the prominent women scientists in American Men & Women of Science are Jennifer A. Doudna, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry corecipient “for the development of a method for genome editing” with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, and Andrea Ghez, corecipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our [Milky Way] galaxy.”