Who Knew WashU? 11.29.16

Question: Which Washington University professor, past or present, was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine?

Gerty and Carl Cori work in their lab
The Coris work in their lab at Washington University in 1947. (Photo: University Archives)

Answer: A) Gerty Cori and her husband, Carl Cori, received the Nobel Prize in December 1947 for their work on carbohydrate metabolism. She was also the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science.

Learn more about her work from University Archives.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Michaele Penkoske, a consultant in the Career Center, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!


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