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|Born||January 24, 1921
|Alma mater||Hunter College and University of Iowa|
|Known for||Mammalian transgenesis|
|Awards||Genetics Society of America Medal (1981)
Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine (1990)
Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (2007)
March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
|Fields||Embryology, Developmental biology|
|Institutions||University of Chicago
Fox Chase Cancer Center
|Doctoral advisor||Emil Witschi|
Mintz was a pioneer of genetic engineering techniques, and was among the first scientists to generate both chimeric and transgenic mammals.
Awards and honors
In 1996 she shared the inaugural March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology with Ralph L. Brinster for their work in developing transgenic mice. Much of her career has been spent at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia where, in 2002, she was named to the Jack Schultz Chair in Basic Science. Mintz is a member of both the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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