A Trailblazer in Zoology

A Trailblazer in Zoology

During her long career at Western University, zoologist Helen Battle pioneered the use of fertilized fish eggs to study the effects of pollutants on aquatic life and drinking water, and of carcinogenic substances on cell growth. In 1928, Battle was the first woman in Canada awarded a PhD in Marine Biology, and she was subsequently named one of 19 outstanding women scientists by the national Museum of Natural Science in 1975.

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