Weekend links: awesome women
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu brought variolation, a precursor to smallpox vaccination, to Europe from her travels in the Ottoman Empire. (I also appreciate her for not having been terribly impressed by Alexander Pope.)
Jaisri Lingappa right here at UW has done great work on virus capsid assembly, specifically in HIV.
Rita Levi Montalcini did not let the Nazis stop her from discovering nerve growth factor (NGF).
And, as we should all know by now, Marie Curie was ridiculously amazing.