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Rosalyn Yalow - Scientist with a Fighting Spirit

Author Name: Dr. Chanchal Kumar Manna | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, the second American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in 1921 in New York City, USA, of poor Jewish parents, Clara and Simon Sussman. Due to her talents, firm determination, she overcome many difficulties in obtaining her Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1945, from Illinois University, USA. Although she was a student of Nuclear Physics but she made profound contribution in the field of Physiological Sciences. With the joint collaboration of another talented Physician, Solomon Berson, they did groundbreaking research for a period of 22 years and developed an authentic technique known as radioimmunoassay, RIA., for the treatment of Type II diabetes and other critical diseases,

In 1977, Yalow received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her and Berson’s development of RIA. Yalow received the award without Berson, who died in 1972.

Despite her outstanding scientific career, Prof. Yalow incorporated her home life wherever she could in her work life. She married Yaron Yalow, fellow colleague, had two wonderful children, Benjamin and Elenna and had a Laboratory for the expression of her ideas in the Scientific World. She was not a feminist but emphasized the need of women Scientist to come forward and pursue advanced education and research.

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Dr. Chanchal Kumar Manna

Dr. Chanchal Kumar Manna, was a Professor of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, Nadia, W.B., INDIA.  At present he has retired from services. During the long Teaching and Scientific career, Professor Manna was interested in studying various aspects of Histophysiology, Immunocytochemistry, Molecular Biology, Behavioral Biology, Ultra structural and Ethno medicinal Research. For these specific reasons he has to travel in various reputed Scientific Laboratories e.g., Institute of Molecular Biology, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.; Nara Women’s University, Nara, Japan; Institute of Molecular Biology, Salya Campus, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

In addition to his Teaching assignments, Dr. Manna was interested in conducting Research.

Within a limited resources he has guided many M. Phil and Ph.D. students. For this purpose, he has to set up a Laboratory to do some work on Histophysiology, Comparative Anatomy, Molecular Biology, Behavioral Biology and Ethno medicinal Research. Many Research students have got their Ph.D. degree and working in their separate fields.

At present Professor Manna is interested to write some Books which will be used by the Research Students and other workers in the field of   Biology, Medical Physiology and Ethnomedicine Research.