Rosalyn Yalow

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Rosalyn Yalow

1921-

Physicist

Nobel Prize-winning medical physicist Rosalyn Yalow was born and educated in New York City. As a consultant at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, she and her colleague Solomon Berson collaborated on the development of the radioimmunoassay, which revolutionized medical detection methods.

In addition to her ground-breaking work in medicine, Yalow has been an important champion of the cause of women in science.