Jennifer Ann GRAVES
Also known as: née Marshall, Jenny
Born: 24 November 1941Special 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”.
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]
Low, Claire. Thinking is its own reward for this winner. The Canberra Times. July 6, 2007:page unknown.
La Trobe University. “Professor Jenny Graves”. accessed 13 March 2020.
Document - Jenny Graves AO Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science