Anne McKusick was born in Rochester, New York, and in April of 1944 went to work for the Tennessee-Eastman Company in Oak Ridge, at the Y-12 Plant. She worked on Uranium purification, separating U-235 from U-238.
After the war, she considered studying physics, before ultimately going into medicine. Dr. McKusick became a rheumatologist and an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. McKusick passed away on September 17, 2017 at the age of 95. For more about her life, read this Baltimore Sun obituary.