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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives
Barbara McClintock:Curriculum Vitae

Born: Hartford, Connecticut 16 June 1902

Deceased: Huntington, New York September 2, 1992

Secondary Education:

  • Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York

Earned Degrees:

  • B.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1923
  • M.A. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1925
  • Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1927

Positions held:

  • Instructor in Botany, Cornell University 1927-1931
  • Fellow, National Research Council 1931-1933
  • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation 1933-1934
  • Research Associate, Cornell University 1934-1936
  • Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1936-1941
  • Staff Member, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 1942-1967
  • Distinguished Service Member, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 1967-1992
  • Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology 1954
  • Consultant, Agricultural Science Program, The Rockefeller Foundation 1963-1969
  • Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University 1965-1974

Honorary Doctor of Science:

  • University of Rochester 1947
  • Western College for Women 1949
  • Smith College 1957
  • University of Missouri 1968
  • Williams College 1972
  • The Rockefeller University 1979
  • Harvard University 1979
  • Yale University 1982
  • University of Cambridge 1982
  • Bard College 1983
  • State University of New York 1983
  • New York University 1983
  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey 1984
  • La Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques de l'Etat a Gambloux, Belgium 1985

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters:

  • Georgetown University 1981

Awards:

  • Achievement Award, Association of 1947 University Women
  • Merit Award, Botanical Society of America 1957
  • Kimber Genetics Award, National Academy 1967 of Sciences
  • National Medal of Science 1970
  • Lewis S. Rosensteil Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research 1978 The Louis and Bert Freedman Foundation Award for Research in Biochemistry 1978
  • Salute from the Genetics Society of America 1980
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, Genetics Society of America 1981
  • Honorary Member, The Society for Developmental Biology 1981
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine 1981
  • Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 1981
  • MacArthur Prize Fellow Laureate 1981
  • Honorary Member, The Genetical Society, Great Britain 1982
  • Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry 1982
  • Charles Leopold Mayer Prize, Academie des Sciences, Institut de France 1982
  • Nobel Prize for Medicine 1983
  • Albert A. Michelson Award 1984
  • Honorary Member, American Medical Women's Association 1984
  • Regents Medal of Excellence, The State University of New York 1984
  • Honorary Member, Medical Women's International Association 1985
  • Honorary Member, The American Society of Naturalists 1985
  • Honorary Member, The New York Academy of Sciences 1985
  • Honorary Vice-President for the 16th International Congress of Genetics (Ontario, Canada-1988) 1985
  • National Women's Hall of Fame Award 1986
  • Foreign Member of the Royal Society. London 1989
  • 125th Anniversary Medal, University of California, San Francisco 1990
  • Honorary Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding 1991

Professional Societies :

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Philosophical Society
  • American Society of Naturalists Genetics Society of American (Vice President, 1939; President, 1945)
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Sigma Xi

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