Top 10 Black Scientists You Should Know
George Washington Carver: En route to Warm Springs, Georgia, March 31, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped at the Tuskegee Institute.
James West: Johns Hopkins School of Engineering Professor Dr. James West featured with a prototype of his research group's latest.
Charles H. Turner: Charles H. Turner, Ph.D., conducted most of his work while teaching at high schools.
Mae Jemison: Physician and NASA astronaut Mae Jemison speaks onstage during the 2016 Forbes Women's Summit at Pier Sixty, May 12, 2016.
Percy L. Julian: Pioneering chemist Percy L. Julian, shown here in the 1950s, was responsible for pioneering medications like synthetic versions.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival's world premiere of "80 For Brady" at Palm Springs High School.
David Harold Blackwell: Statistician David Harold Blackwell, Ph.D. was the first tenured Black professor at the University of California-Berkeley.
Marie Maynard Daly: A man's finger is pricked to test his cholesterol at a Newark health fair. Marie Maynard Daly.
Patricia Bath: Dr. Patricia Bath attends TIME Celebrates FIRSTS, Sept. 12, 2017, in New York City. She is seen here with Dr. Melvin Oatis.
Ernest Everett Just: Ernest Everett Just pioneered research into cell fertilization, division and hydration and the effects of carcinogenic radiation on cells.