- study things that deal with genetic information and cell function
Rosalind Franklin was born in London, England on July 25, 1920. She died on the 16th of April, 1958 in London. Her father was against higher education for women. He wanted her to be a social worker. She attended one of the few girls' schools in London that taught chemistry and physics. Her father finally agreed to her going to school. She attended Newnham College, Cambridge. She graduated in 1941.
Franklin met Maurice Wilkins in that lab. They both worked on DNA, although Wilkins thought Franklin was just a technical assistant.
Franklin came close to solving DNA structure but was beaten to publication by Crick and Watson. The solution came to Watson after Wilkins had shown him one of her crystallographic photographs of DNA. The article was published in Nature. A supporting article about Franklin was also included.
He met Crick later and worked together to solve DNA structure.
He is now part of the Harvard Biology Department.