Angela Creager

Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science
Chair, Department of History
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Angela Creager is Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science who specializes in the history of biomedicine and environmental science.  Her most recent book, Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine (Chicago, 2013), examined the production and wide-ranging uses of radioisotopes after World War II, as well as the new hazards that were part of the atomic age. She is also the author of The Life of a Virus: Tobacco Mosaic Virus as an Experimental Model, 1930-1965 (Chicago, 2002) and co-editor of three books.  Her current scholarship focuses on the detection and regulation of environmental carcinogens from the 1960s through the 1980s. From 2016–2020 Professor Creager is director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Study at Princeton.