Listee Features — May 2017

DIANE MARGARET JACOBS

Noted as a pioneer in immunology, Diane Margaret Jacobs has harbored a curiosity for how the world works for as long as she can remember. She grew up during a time when the maths and sciences were still mostly for boys, but with the help of some high school mentors, she persisted. She loved the constant opportunity for discovery that the fields offered, and knew she wanted to contribute in some capacity. It wasn’t until college, however, that Dr. Jacobs was introduced to microbiology and immunology.  She quickly took an interest in the subject and decided to pursue it further. In 1961, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Radcliffe College, and in 1967, she earned a PhD from Harvard

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