Known as the "Queen of Carbon," Professor Mildred Dresselhaus was a pioneer in the development of Carbon-based nanotechnology. Her work has directly influenced research efforts involving fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and other 2D molecules. As a result she was the recipient of many awards including the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Dr. Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette was a pediatric physician who performed pioneering work in understanding and treating sickle-cell anemia. Sickle-cell anemia is a genetically inherited blood disorder that – according to a 2013 ‘Global Burden of Disease’ study published in the medical journal Lancet – affects more than 3 million people worldwide. Dr. Francis-McBarnette’s efforts improved the screening and treatment processes for children who have the disease. Learn more about this stellar physician by clicking the button below.