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Flossie Wong-Staal

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Samantha Kim

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Flossie Wong-Staal
By:Samantha Kim
Flossie Wong-Stall was born on August 27, 1947, and is now currently 64 years old. She is both a virologist, and a molecular biologist. CHILDHOOD
In 1952 , her family fled from mainland china, because it was a communist country, to the british colony of Hong Kong
Her original name was Yee Ching Wong but she needed an American name so her father named her "flossie" after Typhoon Flossie that had hit Hong Kong a week earlier ACADEMICS
When she was young, she was enrolled in an all girls Catholic School where she excelled in science and math.
She went to UCLA and earned a bachelors degree in molecular biology
Worked as a research assistant, studying bacteriology
In later years, worked for the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE
In 1985, she was responsible for the first cloning of HIV and its first genetic mapping
She started the development of HIV tests that are used to screen donated blood for the virus. Wong-Staal's discovery has made blood transfusions, and other surgical operations possible. The screening of donated blood has saved thousands of lives and we have Wong-Staal to thank. CITATIONS

"Wong-Staal, Flossie (1947-)." UXL Biographies. Online ed. Detroit: UXL, 2003. Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. CABIN JOHN MIDDLE SCHOOL. 24 Feb. 2011 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-4&docId=EJ2108102449&source=gale&srcprod=SRCJ&userGroupName=rock64835&version=1.0>.

"Wong-Staal, Flossie (1947-)." UXL Asian American Reference Library. Ed. Irene Natividad. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2004. Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. CABIN JOHN MIDDLE SCHOOL. 24 Feb. 2011 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-4&docId=EJ2131100067&source=gale&srcprod=SRCJ&userGroupName=rock64835&version=1.0>.

Garrett, Laurie. "AIDS: The Search for a Cure." Newsday (Long Island, NY). Nov. 17 1991: 4+. SIRS Researcher. Web. 24 Feb 2011. http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SMCPSSTAFF1-0-2823&artno=0000006484&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=flossie%20wong%2Dstaal&title=AIDS%3A%20The%20Search%20for%20a%20Cure&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=Y&ic=Y

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