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Title: Prominent Zoologist
Post by: geoff_smith on August 05, 2020, 12:32:18 AM
Hope Hibbard, 6th great-granddaughter of Capt. John Locke, was a professor of Zoology at Oberlin College, and one of the first female professors to earn tenure there. She was well known in her area of study for a profusion of papers on her research on limpets, earthworms, squid and silkworms.

One of her more significant contributions to the field of zoology was her research on the Golgi Apparatus, the subject of her last published paper. This is a structure in the cell that is responsible for transporting proteins.

She became the chairman of the Dept. of Zoology in the 1950s, and in 1961 retired after 33 years at Oberlin.