Rose Frisch commemorated as outstanding woman in science

Rose Epstein Frisch, the late associate professor emerita of population sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was commemorated in a December 30, 2015 Scientific American article as one of 10 “outstanding women in science” who passed away in 2015. Frisch was a pioneer in elucidating the biological mechanisms of fertility and cancer in women. Her discovery that the energy stored in body fat governs when a woman becomes fertile led to the discovery of leptin, the hormone that implements this biological pathway.

Read Scientific American article: Gone in 2015: Commemorating 10 outstanding women in science

Read Harvard Chan obituary: In memoriam: Rose Epstein Frisch, expert in women’s fertility