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Rebecca Lancefield (streptococci)

Rebecca Lancefield (streptococci)

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36 x 36” | acrylic on canvas stretched over wood panel

Rebecca Lancefield’s first co-authored paper was published in 1919 when she was a technician, an unusual recognition at the time. Previous to this work, researchers did not know if different streptococcal strains were biologically distinct. For her Ph.D. thesis, Lancefield studied viridans streptococci. Lancefield originally joined the lab of Hans Zinsser. Zissner did not want to work with women and suggested she move her work to the lab of Homer Swift. In 1961, she became the first woman president of the American Association of Immunologists.

Colour is very important to this work. It is used to evoke a kind of ‘Disney-fied’ imagining of the microscopic/subatomic landscape. 

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