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Barbara McClintock- Life Science Project

This is a biography on Barbara McClintock, it is about her successes.

Ayushi Haria

on 2 October 2013

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Transcript of Barbara McClintock- Life Science Project

Birth and Death Place & Date
Born: June 16th, 1902 in Hartford, Connecticut

Death: September 2nd, 1992 at age 90 in Huntington, New York
Family Life

Barbara McClintock was one of four kids that Thomas Henry McClintock and Sara Handy McClintock had. Her siblings were Mignon, Malcolm Rider, and Marjorie. Since she was 3 years old until she started school, Barbara went to live with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn, NY. Later she dated some boys throughout her school life and a little into college. But, as you know she never got married.
Educational Background

Barbara McClintock attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. After she finished school in 1919 she went to Cornell University. Although McClintock is known for her discovery in genetics, as she went to college she was planning to study plant breeding. As a result, she got her B.S., M.S., Ph.D degree in botany. Barbara became very influencial in a small group of people who studied maize cytogenetics (Genetics). Barbara McClintock also went to Germany for a six month training to help her genetic research. In my opinion, Barbara McClintock spent a good amount of time in school studying.
When and What She Achieved...
Who is Barbara McClintock?
Eleanor McClintock was her name at birth, but later in life her parents named her Barbara, since that is the name that suited her.
Fact #2
Her occupation was a not only a Geneticist but a Botanist as well.
Fact #3
After college Barbara only dated a little and after that she discarded a social life and never got married.
Barbara McClintock is a Life Scientist, which you all know of course. Her main contribution to society is her brilliant work in Genetics. This presentation is going to take you back in time to visit Barbara McClintock and see what her life was like. Lets start with some fun facts!!!

Family Life
McClintock, Barbara
Books By or About
Barbara McClintock
The Discovery and Characteristics of Transposable Elements By: Barbara McClintock
The Fantastic Drawings of Danielle By: Barbara McClintock
Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine By: Fredric P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
A Feeling for the Organism By: Evelyn Fox Keller
Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize Geneticist By: Edith Hope Fine
In 1983 Barbara McClintock was the first woman to win an un-shared Nobel Prize in Medicine.
She won several medicine, botany and genetics awards throughout 1957- 1882, such as the Wolf Prize in Medicine, Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, and Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, Genetics Society of America
She also won a science award in 1970 called the National Medal of Science.
Barbara McClintock in 1930 discovered the genetic material known as "transposable elements" or "jumping genes" shifted its locaton in chromosomes from generation to generation . She also discovered "linkage groups" in 1931. McClintock is one of the big three genetics who had a big contribution in this specialty .
Without Barbara McClintock, I don't think our society would be so advanced in genetics. She discovered jumping genes from experimenting with maize and chromosomes. I also believe she has encouraged many other scientist and geneticists to continue to research more and find out more information on genes.
McClintock's Society Contribution
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