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Anne Youmans, PhD

School of Medicine, Microbiology-Immunology Department
Anne Youmans, PhD

Anne Youmans earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Basic Medical Sciences and Bacteriology in 1938. She attended Northwestern for her graduate studies, earning a master’s degree in Pharmacology in 1943, and her later a PhD in Bacteriology & Immunology in 1946. Afterwards, Dr. Youmans served a fellow at Northwestern from 1941-1943 and eventually became an assistant instructor from 1949-1961. She reached the status of assistant professor in 1961 and was named associate professor in 1964.

Dr. Youmans spent her career studying Tuberculosis alongside her husband, Dr. Guy Youmans. While at Northwestern both scientists worked to develop a more effective immunization to Tuberculosis and eventually developed a vaccine. To this day, the Guy & Anne Youmans Professorship recognizes distinguished faculty in microbiology-immunology at Northwestern.

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