Dr. Rhoda Erdmann

Title: Dr.
Prename: Rhoda
Surname: Erdmann
Profession: Cell researcher, professor
Birthday: 12/05/1870
Place of birth: Hersfeld
Date of death: 08/23/1935
Place of death: Berlin
Education: 1903–08 university studies (zoology, botany, mathematics) in Berlin; 1908 doctorate
Career: 1909–13 research assistant, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin; 1913–18 visiting researcher, 1915 lecturer in biology, Yale University; 1919 establishes a department of experimental cell research at the Institute for Cancer Research, Charité teaching hospital, Berlin; 1920 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*); 1924 professor extraordinarius without civil-service status, 1929 receives civil-service pension rights; 1930 founds a graduate institute for cell research; founds and edits the journal *Archiv für experimentelle Zellforschung*; 1933 temporarily imprisoned by the Gestapo; 1935 banned from lecturing. *Professional memberships*: 1926–28 president, German Association of Women University Lecturers (Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen Deutschlands); German Federation of University Women (DAB); German delegate to the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) international conferences
Memberships: 1926-1928 chair of the German Federation of Women Lecturers (Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen Deutschlands); German Federation of Women Academics (DAB); German delegate to the international conferences of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
Biographical literature: Sabine Koch, *Leben und Werk der Zellforscherin Rhoda Erdmann* (Marburg Görich & Weiershäuser, 1985); “Rhoda Erdmann,” *Neue Deutsche Biographie* (http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz13506.html)
Major works: "Experimentelle Untersuchung der Massenverhältnisse von Plasma, Kern und Chromosomen in dem sich entwickelnden Seeigelei," Ph.D. diss., Munich University, 1908; founder and editor of the journal *Archiv für experimentelle Zellforschung, besonders Gewebezüchtung* (1925); *Praktikum der Gewebepflege oder Explantation, besonders der Gewebezüchtung* (Berlin: Springer, 1930)