Janet Rowley (1925–2013)

  title={Janet Rowley (1925–2013)},
  author={Mel Greaves},
  pages={626 - 626}
The landmark studies of a brilliant but modest geneticist connected chromosomal translocations with cancer causation. Janet Rowley, geneticist and lifelong member of the University of Chicago, died on 17 December 2013, aged 88. She was regarded with huge admiration, respect, and affection by her peers and by two generations of younger scientists, many of whom benefited from her mentorship. Her impact on cancer genetics has been extraordinary and is all the more impressive because of her light…