Cori’s work determined glycogen storage “disease” had several subtypes, each with a unique molecular cause
Gerty Cori became the third woman, and the first American woman, to win a Nobel Prize in science.
According to family lore, Gerty’s father was diabetic. He had said to his daughter, “Find me a cure!” – sparking Gerty’s lifelong commitment to sugar metabolism.
Gerty was undeniably brilliant, with a legacy lasting far beyond her scientific accomplishments. Her graduate students, many of them women, went on to pursue their own careers in enzymology and metabolism.
by Maggie Chen