The One-Stop Resource on Significant Players in Science

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| By Kathy Nemeh, Senior Content Developer, Gale |

American Men & Women of Science, 38th Edition will publish in June 2020 and introduce 6,000 new listees to this long-standing (in continuous publication since 1906), premier compendium of accomplished American scientists.

American Men & Women of Science showcases the important work and achievements of prominent scientists in all the major scientific fields. A few listees whose work and lives are notable include:

Anthony S. Fauci, current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and leading government health official advising on the COVID-19 global pandemic. Dr. Fauci is also a leading national expert on the prevention and treatment of other infectious diseases, such as HIV, SARS, H1N1 (swine flu pandemic), MERS, Ebola, and Zika.

Karen K. Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and first female recipient of the Abel Prize in 2019, bestowed by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable systems, and for the fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.”

Phillip James Edwin Peebles, Canadian-born American astrophysicist and cosmologist and Albert Einstein professor emeritus of science, Princeton University. Dr. Peebles is a 2019 Nobel Prize laureate in Physics, awarded “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and is credited for shaping the field of cosmological studies with his theories on cosmic background radiation from the big bang.

George M. Church, American pioneer in genome engineering and synthetic biology. Dr. Church devised the first methods of direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing, and barcoding tags. He’s also a trailblazer in gene editing and stem cell engineering. He was one of the first to show that CRISPR could splice DNA in human cells and created an automated genome-engineering process that combines genomes from different species to reverse extinction (one such project involves the woolly mammoth).

Salmaan A. Keshavjee, professor of global health and social medicine, Harvard University, and prominent researcher in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB). Dr. Keshavjee is the former chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Green Light Committee Initiative for MDRTB, a Stop Tuberculosis Partnership/WHO initiative that helped countries acquire antituberculosis drugs to treat MDRTB.

American Men & Women of Science, 38th Edition offers concise biographical profiles, with information on the education, professional experience, research activities, honors and awards, as well as contact information, for the foremost minds in a vast array of scientific disciplines. All listees in American Men & Women of Science are indexed using the National Science Foundation 192 Taxonomy of Degrees and Employment Specialties categories. Use American Men & Women of Science as a one-stop resource to learn about the achievements and current research interests of the important players in the scientific realm.

American Men & Women of Science, 38th Edition is available in eBook format on Gale eBooks.


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