Hestrin-Lerner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1918. Aged 14, she emigrated with her parents to the then British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel) in 1932. She studied zoology and received her doctorate in pathological physiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 
- "Israel Prize recipients in 1955 (in Hebrew)". cms.education.gov.il (Israel Prize official website). Archived from the original on March 4, 2010.
- "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1957 (in Hebrew)".
|This article about an Israeli scientist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This biographical article related to medicine is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|