Portrait of Loretta Van Camp, 1971.Back
Portrait of Loretta Van Camp, 1971.
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Creator: MSU Photo Lab
Description: Loretta Van Camp co-discovered the cancer fighting drug, Cisplatin, with Barnett Rosenberg in 1965. Van Camp was a laboratory supervisor in Rosenberg's lab. Rosenberg used platinum electrodes to to study the effects of an electric field on E. coli. As a result of the experiment, the bacteria did not divide but grew into long strands. He found the cause to be the platinum in the electrodes. This led to the study of the effects of platinum on cancer cells and the discovery of the cancer drug cisplatin.
Date: May 3, 1971
Original Format: Negative - film
Resource Identifier: A001887.jpg
Collection Number: UA 8.1
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