- National Academies (1939)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
Edith Haynes was born in 1893 and earned her undergraduate degree from Emporia (Kansas) College and her master’s and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. She was professor of microbiology at the IU School of Medicine from 1927 to 1962, when she retired. Haynes was the first bacteriologist with a doctoral degree hired by the IU School of Medicine. She also taught in the medical school’s medical technology department, which opened in 1941. Haynes was known for her careful methods in bacteriology and was a member of the American Society of Bacteriology and Indiana Academy of Science. She was listed in “Who’s Who in Science” and was the author of several articles on bacteriology. She was also a member of the Altrusa Club and Second Presbyterian Church. In 1965, she moved to Topeka, Kansas, where she passed away May 23, 1981.