Sallie W. Chisholm

2022 Franklin Institute Laureate Sallie Chisholm
Sallie W. Chisholm
  • From:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology │ Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Year:


  • Subject:

    Earth and Environmental Science

  • Award:

    Benjamin Franklin Medal

  • Citation:

    For her leading role in the discovery of Prochlorococcus, a marine microorganism that is the most abundant photosynthetic organism known, and for her pioneering studies exploring the role of Prochlorococcus and other ocean microbes in global chemical cycles and Earth’s climate.