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Elizabeth Shull Russell (1913-2001)

American Association of University Women
Elizabeth Shull Russell (1913-2001)
1939, Mar-39
Biologist and geneticist Elizabeth Shull Russell (1913-2001) was renowned for her skill in breeding laboratory mice and research on anemia. After attending University of Michigan (A.B., 1933), Columbia University (M.A., 1934), and University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1937), she married fellow science student, William L. Russell and they moved to Mount Desert Island in 1937 to work at the Jackson Laboratory, where she eventually became the Staff Scientific Director. She is credited with helping to rebuild the laboratory's work after a destructive fire in 1947, recovering its genetically purebred mouse strains from other institutions around the world. The recipient of many honorary degrees, Shull was also recognized later in her life for work in protecting Maine's coastal wildlife refuges and meadows
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Biology, Genetics
Russell, Elizabeth Shull 1913-2001, University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Me.)
Black-and-white photographs
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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2549]
Full Record:!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!306442~!0#focus
Elizabeth Shull Russell (1913-2001), 1939, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2549].

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