Partners in Discovery

Partners in Discovery

Helen Dean King
The Wistar Institute‚Äôs first female scientist Helen Dean King is shown here, photographed with five Wistar rats. The Wistar rat is a strain of albino rat that Dr. King helped to breed. Today, more than half of all rats used in research are descendants of the Wistar rat. From 1909 until her retirement in 1950, Dr. King was one of a handful of women scientists working in the male-dominated field of science at the turn of the 20th century.

Become a Partner in Discovery at The Wistar Institute and help support the research and training of our women scientists.

Your support of The Women & Science Program provides fellowship opportunities for women scientists at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and faculty level, and also helps fund the Helen Dean King Award, which recognizes outstanding women in biomedical science.

The Wistar Institute welcomes you to join our Women & Science Program and become a Partner in Discovery.

To learn more about Partners in Discovery, contact Anita Pepper, Ph.D., Vice President of Institutional Advancement at (215) 495-6927.