The 2007 Joseph A. Cushman Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Foraminiferal Research” is presented to a very fine lady scientist, Louisette Zaninetti, in recognition of her lifetime contribution to foraminiferal research.

Almost the entire academic career of Louisette Zaninetti is connected with Geneva. This is where she obtained a diploma in Natural Sciences in 1962 and where six years later she defended her Ph.D. thesis on the Triassic foraminifera from the Almtal (Austria), under the direction of Professor Paul Brönnimann. After a short postdoc period in Perth (Australia), she returned to Geneva and worked as Lecturer at the university. In...

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