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375: Ada Yonath

Biologist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009

Born: 22 June 1939, Geula, Jerusalem, Britain Mandate of Palestine (Present-day Israel)

Ada received her PhD in 1968.

Her work has largely been with ribosomes; beginning in the 1970’s, her hard work became a reality in 2000 with the successful mapping of the structure of a ribosome for the first time.

Her Nobel Prize Citation reads, “For studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.”

Ada was also instrumental in the development of cryocrystallography.

She has one daughter.