MARTHA COWLES CHASE (November 30, 1927 – August 8, 2003), also
known as MARTHA C. EPSTEIN, was an American geneticist known for
having in 1952, with
* 1 Early life and college education * 2 Research and later life * 3 Key paper * 4 References * 5 External links
EARLY LIFE AND COLLEGE EDUCATION
Chase was born in 1927 in
RESEARCH AND LATER LIFE
In 1952 Chase met the American bacteriophage expert
In 1953 Chase moved to a post at the
Oak Ridge National Laboratory in
Tennessee, and she later also worked at the
University of Rochester
She met and married fellow scientist Richard Epstein in California in the late 1950s, and changed her name to Martha C. Epstein. The marriage was brief and they divorced shortly after with no kids. A series of personal setbacks through the 1960s ended Chase's career in science. She spent decades suffering from a form of dementia that robbed her of short-term memory. She died of pneumonia on August 8, 2003, at the age of 75.
* Hershey, A. D. and Martha Chase. "Independent Functions of Viral
* ^ Dawson, Milly (2003-08-20). "