Flora Murray Scott

, (1891-1984)

Dr. Scott served UCLA as Chairman of the Department of Botany, Plant Anatomist in the Agriculture Experiment Station, Assistant Director of the Botanical Garden, member of the Legislative Assembly and many Senate and departmental committees, secretary of the Academic Senate, and founder and first president of the UCLA Association of Academic Women. She was concerned with the broad field of biology from fossil to living plants, with her major interest centered on physiological plant anatomy. Her interpretation of plant structure using fresh tissue under light microscope was complemented later with ultrasonic and the electron microscope investigations. Dr. Scott was a UCLA Medalist.