Please join us for a celebration of Ruth Sager, Ph.D., (1918-1997), with talks from Jack Szostak, Ph.D., and Mary Hendrix, Ph.D., both of whose early scientific careers were influenced by Dr. Sager.
Dr. Ruth Sager joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1975 as the Chief of the Division of Cancer Genetics, where she investigated the roles of tumor suppressor genes. That same year, Dr. Sager was appointed Professor of Cellular Genetics in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. She was also known for her earlier research in cytoplasmic genetics, which among many other things showed that the uniparental genetic system exists alongside the nuclear genome.
About the speakers:
Jack Szostak, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Alexander Rich Distinguished Investigator, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Recipient
Mary Hendrix, Ph.D.
President and Scientific Director,
Children’s Memorial Research Center
Medical Research Institute Council Professor
The Archives for Women in Medicine will be screening a video clip from a 1982 oral history interview with Dr. Ruth Sager, produced by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women.
This program is part of an event series co-sponsored by Countway Library’s Archives for Women in Medicine and HMS’s affiliated hospitals to celebrate pioneering and contemporary women leaders in medicine and science.