#AnonymousGenius: Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

The Nightingale-Bamford School celebrates 7 Days of Genius by sharing work from their Anonymous Project. As part of the Open Doors Leadership Program, every girl from Kindergarten through Class XII has researched, studied, and created a project celebrating the life and work of a female leader whose achievements have been elided by history.  In the lead up to 92Y’s Genius Festival, we’ll highlight some of these overlooked and anonymous female geniuses.

One student highlighted Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who, in 1983, helped discover that HIV is the cause of AIDs. This discovery remains vital in the search for a cure for AIDS.


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