Rosalind Franklin Statue in Chicago



Rosalind Franklin Statue Unveiling

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL, on May 29, 2014, paid special tribute to its namesake, Rosalind Franklin, PhD, with a public unveiling of a sculpture of the scientist, whose Photo 51 was crucial to the discovery of the structure of DNA – the single most important advance in modern biology. The university made history in 2004 as the first medical institution in the nation to recognize a female scientist through an honorary namesake. The unveiling celebrated Dr. Franklin’s life and research, also in viruses, carbon and coal that place her among the top 100 scientists of all time. Attending the event were family members of the scientist, who died in 1958 at age 37, including Martin Franklin, her nephew, and Rosalind Franklin Jekowsky, her niece, who serves as a trustee for the university.

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