Rebecca Lancefield joined The Rockefeller Institute in 1918 and it remained her lifelong scientific home. She worked with streptococci and studied their association with rheumatic fever. Lancefield made discoveries in the serological classification of streptococcal bacteria (Lancefield grouping).
President of ASM in 1943
Photo by Lubosh Stepanek
The Markus Library
Rebecca Lancefield, Merrill W. Chase Instrument Collection, exhibit, The Markus Library, microbiology