Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann

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Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann (November 23, 1937 – September 4, 2005) was a Filipino-American microbiologist and botanist who specialized in the study of cyanobacteria and extremophiles. She earned a degree in botany from the University of the Philippines in 1958. After completing her master's in 1966, she worked for Manila's National Institute of Science and Technology. She received her PhD from Florida State University in 1973 and married Imre Friedmann in 1974.[1] Her work has been cited in work exploring the terraforming of Mars, and late in her career she served as a scientific consultant for the SETI Institute. Friedmann Peak, in the Darwin Mountains of Antarctica, is named after her. The National Science Foundation awarded her the Antarctic Service Medal in 1981.[2]


  1. ^ Oakes, Elizabeth H. (2007). "Ocampo-Friedmann, Roseli". Encyclopedia of World Scientists (Rev. ed.). New York: Facts on File. p. 553. ISBN 978-1-4381-1882-6. 
  2. ^ Yount, Lisa (2007). A to Z of Women in Science and Math (Rev. ed.). New York: Infobase Pub. pp. 231–232. ISBN 978-1-4381-0795-0.