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Jennifer Ann GRAVES

Also known as: née Marshall, Jenny

Born: 24 November 1941

Special Achievements:

International reputation for her work on mammalian genetics, comparative genomics, as well as Australian marsupials & monotremes.
2007 – Became first woman “Thinker of the Year”.

Additional Information:

1999 – Made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

2001 – Awarded Centenary Medal "For service to Australian society and science in mammalian genetics and genomics".

2006 – Awarded Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture by the Australian Academy of Science.

2006 - Awarded the L'Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, which "recognizes 5 eminent female scientist from the 5 regions of the world for their remarkable contribution to the advancement of research." [https://fondationloreal.com/categories/for-women-in-science/]

2010 – Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2010 Australia Day Honours "For service to scientific research in the field of genetics, particularly of Australian marsupials and monotremes and their relevance to international understanding of human evolution".

2017 – Awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, for her pioneering investigations of the genetics of sex.

2019 – Elected a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. [Wikipedia]


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