Martha Chase

By Ricarda Silverio for Biology first period Mrs. Sims

Who was she?

An american geneticist known for doing an experiment that showed that DNA rather than protein is the genetic material in life.

What did she do?

she used a kitchen blender to prove that DNA is the molecule that carries genetic information.

When and Where

The experiment was conducted in 1952 between her time in Wooster and California. SHe started working as a research technician in the lab of Dr. Alfred Hershey at cold Spring Harbor.

why is her experiment important

To prove that DNA carries genetic information and not proteins

How did it impact society

DNA is the genetic code that helps Doctors find deases and illnesses and helps identify a person