Women in STEM Spotlight of the Week

Rita Levi-Montalcini

This week’s Women in Stem Spotlight is Rita Levi-Montalcini.

Levi-Montalcini hid from the Nazis in her native Italy, prohibited because she was a Jew from working in academia or practicing medicine, and started her work on chicken embryos. That research eventually won her a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor, changing how doctors understand, diagnosis, and treat some disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

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