These remarkable bacteriologists put their lives on the line for their research, contributed groundbreaking discoveries, and opened doors for other female scientists—proving to be true defenders of public health.
Barb Hammond, a microbiologist at bioMérieux who has been with the company for more than 30 years, loves being outdoors, spending time with her family, and training her golden retriever in competitive dog sports. But last year, Barb’s usual routine came to screeching halt when she became septic after a surgical procedure.
“I thought of sepsis with elderly patients and immunocompromised patients, but that’s just not true,” said Meyers. “It can happen to you; it can happen to your daughter; it can happen to a perfectly healthy individual; it can happen to anyone.”