|Birth||June 28, 1931|
|1953||B.A., chemistry, Somerville College at Oxford|
|1957||D.Phil., chemistry, Somerville College at Oxford|
Assistant Member, Institute for Cancer Research; Associate|
Member, Institute for Cancer Research
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics,|
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
|1978||Philadelphia Section Award, American Chemical Society|
|1979||President, American Crystallographic Association; Garvan Medal, American Chemical Society|
|1979-||Senior Member, Institute for Cancer Research|
|1985||D.Sc., College of Wooster, OH|
|1987-||Editor, Acta Crystallographica|
|1995||Fankuchen Award, American Crystallographic Association|
Jenny Pickworth Glusker travels the world and the world travels likewise to her laboratory in the pursuit of crystallographic research. Her research has made her a recognized, prize-winning authority on cancer- causing chemicals, and her presentations and publications have helped to further the understanding of her chosen field around the globe.
Jenny was born in Birmingham, England, in 1931. She is the oldest in her family, having a brother, John, and sister, Marjorie, who continue to live in England. Initially she was discouraged from studying chemistry by her parents, Dr. Frederick Alfred Pickworth and Dr. Jane Wylie Stocks, who were both physicians and who would have preferred her to continue in the family tradition (which included, on her mother's side of the family, the doctor to four czars of Russia, Dr. James Wylie). Jenny nevertheless enrolled in Somerville College at Oxford University to study chemistry with Dorothy Hodgkin as her tutor.
To obtain honors for her B.A. degree, Jenny worked with infrared spectroscopy in the laboratory of Sir Harold Thompson, who believed that women did not belong in the laboratory because they were prone to create fires and floods. 1 It was there where she met her future husband,
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Publication information: Book title: Notable Women in the Physical Sciences:A Biographical Dictionary. Contributors: Benjamin F. Shearer - Editor, Barbara S. Shearer - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 132.
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