Elizabeth Shull Russell (1913-2001)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2549]

Creator: American Association of University Women

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1939

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

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.

Creator

American Association of University Women

Subject

  • Russell, Elizabeth Shull 1913-2001
  • University of Michigan
  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Me.)

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1939
  • Mar-39

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Genetics
  • Biology

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2549]