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  1. Shyamala Gopalan (December 7, 1938 – February 11, 2009) was an American biomedical scientist born in British India, whose work in isolating and characterizing the progesterone receptor gene stimulated advances in breast biology and oncology. She was the mother of Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and Maya Harris, a lawyer and ...

  2. Shyamala Gopalan’s Biography. The renowned breast cancer researcher was born to P. V and Rajam Gopalan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1938. She had three siblings, a brother and two sisters. She experienced a fun-filled childhood which was marked by rich Indian cultural music and art.

  3. Jan 20, 2021 · All of the facts, photos, and information about Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris's mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris. An Indian immigrant, Gopalan was a biological researcher in California.

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  4. Aug 22, 2020 · Kamala Harris' mother Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer biologist came from India to the US at the age of 19 to pursue her dream of curing cancer. In her speech at the Democratic National Convention ...

  5. Aug 21, 2020 · “In Indian society, we go by birth,” Shyamala said. “We are Brahmins, that is the top caste. Please do not confuse this with class, which is only about money. For Brahmins, the bloodline is the most important. My family, named Gopalan, goes back more than 1,000 years.”

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  6. Kamala Devi Harris was born in Oakland, California, on October 20, 1964. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a Tamil Indian biologist whose work on the progesterone receptor gene stimulated advances in breast cancer research, had arrived in the United States from India in 1958 as a 19-year-old graduate student in nutrition and endocrinology at the University of California, Berkeley; Gopalan received ...

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