Mary Ellen Bowden

Senior Research Fellow

Mary Ellen Bowden is a senior research fellow at the Institute. She has a PhD in the history of science and medicine from Yale University. After nearly 20 years on staff, Mary Ellen retired from her position as senior research historian in 2006. She has curated several exhibitions and written exhibition catalogs as well as books aimed at an audience of high-school and college teachers. She was a consulting historian and writer for our permanent exhibition.

More from Mary Ellen Bowden

penicillin vessel

Old Brew, New Brew

Fermentation is the key to many of the lifesaving drugs we have today.

Sheldon Kaplan’s patent diagrams for his improved automatic injector, EpiPen.

A Mighty Pen

Discover the history of the EpiPen.