Maud Lenora Menten was born in Port Lambton,
Ontario, Canada in 1879 and died in 1960. She received her B.A. in 1904 and a
masters in biology [chloride distribution in nerve cells] from the
University of Toronto in 1907; in 1911 she received her medical doctorate from the University of Toronto. She was a demonstrator of physiology at
the University of Toronto, a research fellow at the Rockefeller Institute,
and faculty member at Western Reserve University.