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of worms called nematodes has identified the mechanisms that generate germ cells, which are precursors to adult reproductive organs. She has also identified how initial asymmetry of the embryo, necessary for the development of specialized tissues, derives from the interaction of specific structures within the ovum and sperm at fertilization.

"Her work is truly pioneering," says Thomas J. Kelly, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of molecular biology and genetics at Hopkins. "She has had a major impact on understanding fundamental problems that have challenged developmental biologists for over a century."

Other Hopkins faculty members to receive MacArthur Fellowships include Fouad Ajami, professor and director of Middle East Studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in 1982; Philip D. Curtin, professor emeritus of history at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, in 1983; and Allen Grossman, professor of english at The Johns Hopkins University, in 1989.


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