Linked with the discovery of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine T3
Dr Rosalind Pitt-Rivers (1907- 1990)
Rosalind Venetia Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers was a pioneering biochemist linked with the discovery of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine T3.
After publishing her findings (with Jack Gross) in the Lancet in 1952 she gained international recognition and became the second president of the European Thyroid Association in 1971. She was the first woman to hold this title.
She spent most of her working life at the National Institute for Medical Research where she became the head of the Division of Chemistry.
After retiring, she was made a fellow of Bedford College (1973) as this is where she studied and achieved a Bachelor of Science in 1930.
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