Ruby Hirose

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Ruby Hirose at William S. Merrell Laboratories

Ruby Sakae Hirose (1904 – 1960[1][2][3]) was an American chemist. She performed groundbreaking research related to vaccines for polio.

Hirose earned her Masters degree in pharmacology from the University of Washington in 1928.[4] She then moved to the University of Cincinnati where she completed her doctorate in 1932. She worked at the University of Cincinnati[5] until being hired by the research division of the William S. Merrell Company.

In 1940, she was one of ten women recognized for her contributions by the American Chemical Society.[6]