A brilliant research, doctor, and early pioneer of women in medicine
Dr. Maud Menten was a force to be reckoned with. She had a tenacious passion for research and, along with Dr. Leonor Michaelis, introduced the Michaelis-Menten equation, a concept that forever changed the study of biological reactions and advanced the field of biochemistry. Although this was a career-defining discovery, it was just the beginning; Dr. Menten would continue in a successful and distinguished career marked by numerous revolutionary discoveries and contributions. As an avid researcher with a keen mind, Menten’s career was marked with many important co-discoveries relating to blood sugar, hemoglobin and kidney functions.