Joan Argetsinger Steitz (born January 26, 1941)

Steitz is a distinguished professor of molecular biology at Yale University, according to the <a href="http://articles.courant.com/2008-11-09/news/6trinity1102_1_young-women-connecticut-college-women-scientists">Hartford Courant</a>.  She is renowned as a pioneer in the study of ribonucleic acid.  Steitz is known for her discovery and definition of the function of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins, which are critical for all of life's basic processes and help in treatment for such autoimmune diseases as lupus.

( Howard Hughes Medical Institute / February 26, 2013 )

Steitz is a distinguished professor of molecular biology at Yale University, according to the Hartford Courant. She is renowned as a pioneer in the study of ribonucleic acid. Steitz is known for her discovery and definition of the function of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins, which are critical for all of life's basic processes and help in treatment for such autoimmune diseases as lupus.

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