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Ruth Stephens Gani

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Ruth Stephens Gani
Ruth and Family
Ruth Stephens Gani was born to Henry
and Maggie Stephens in New York, London
1927 on the 22nd of February being the
only child in her family.
School
Ruth in school
When Ruth was older she
attended Altrincham country
high school for girls. When she finished school she began working as a laboratory assistant
at the imperial chemical veterinary research laboratories.
While working she studied
at the Salford technical college evening school where she gained high certificates. Ruth was a very good student so she faced the difficulty of choosing between two scholarships, one to the royal Academy of music in London for Piano or the university if Liverpool to study Botany,
she chose the second
scholarship and graduated
with a degree in Botany in
1949, Ruth still did continue
to play piano,
Moving all around.
Ruth Stephens Gani
This is Ruth, family and friends.
Ruth and family.
Prezi and Biography by Angie Stanton.
Websites and Books.
http://www.science.org.au/fellows/memoirs/gani.html
http://science.org.au/scientists/interviews/g/gani.html
Books:
Websites:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00291307
http://science.org.au/awards/awards/gani.html
Ruth and her job
Ruth was a research assistant
in Baracken research unit of the
West of Scotland Agricultrual
College, Glasgow. In 1953 she was promoted to assistant lecturer and attended a course in plant cytogenetics at the John Innes
Horticultural Institute, Hereford.
At the end of the year she immigrated to Australia to become a research assistant to Sir Otto Frankel in the cytogenetics section of the CSIRO division of plant industry where she helped investigate wheat.
In 1955 she met Joseph Gani, her future husband. He was a
commonwealth postgraduate scholar in statistics at the ANU
(Australian National University). They married in 1955 September 3rd and had four kids. First was Jonathan Gani in Perth W.A 1957, then Miriam in New York 1959, Matthew in Canberra 1962 and Sarah in East Lansing Michigan, Sheffield in 1964.
After Joesph's award of PHDin 1955, Joesph took up various positions in Perth, New York, Canberra, Michigan, Sheffield, Kentucky and California.

While Ruth was in Sheffield
UK, she published a book,
"Nucleoi of cultured human
lymphocytes".
In every new enviroment
Ruth always made sure
her family was comfortable.

In 1994 the family returned to Canberra.
Before the family returned, Ruth worked
as a part time researcher assistant in Human
Genetics at the United Sheffield hospitals
from 1969-1974.
On returning to Australia she worked as a honorary
research associate in the ANU department of
population biology, Research school of Biological Sciences.

Between 1978 and 1981 she was
the officer in charge of the cytogenetics
department in Wooden Valley hospital
(Which is now the Canberra hospital).
In 1992, Ruth was diagnosed
with breast cancer and underwent
mastecomy, Lucky for Ruth she
was able to celebrate Christmas with
her family. In 1997 she was moved
to the hospice on the Acton Bennisula
and died there on February 29th 1997. Her ashes where buried at the
Norwood part of the cemetery Canberra.

Ruth was an author of a few
books and several papers, She was awarded the Gani award in 2008 which was accepted by her husband and the Gani award is awarded to others. Ruth contribute
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