Specialized in the histology and cytology of pathological cell dynamics in tumor cells.
Dr. Mateyko studied the cytophysiology of living tumor cells, intracellular stratification, isolation, and isopycnic cushioning. She also worked on colchicine-induced tumors and chimeras of tomato plants. In addition she studied radiation effects on hypophyseal cytology and hormones and the cytology of Lucke tumors. Dr. Mateyko was the author of sixty scientific publications many of which were coauthored by Dr. Kopec, her scientific mentor and friend.
Dr. Mateyko was a Fellow of the New York Academy of Science and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Microscopic Society, the American Society of Cell Biology, the American Association of Cell Biology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society of General Physiologists, the Growth Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Sigma. She held a Damon Runyon Memorial Fund Cancer Research Award (1952), and was the first woman to receive the Sigma Xi Award at NYU (1952).
The NYU Biology GBG established the “Gladys Mateyko Fellowship for excellence in Biology” in honor of Dr. Mateyko. This award is given annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research, academic achievement, involvement and participation in departmental affairs and cooperation with fellow workers. The very attributes Dr. Mateyko encouraged.
Bottom row: Mateyko, Strand, Crotty, Johnson, Kohn, Rodgers.
Top row: LaBue, Paul, Stenger, Siegel, Heirshfield, Charipper, Perlmutter, Lee, Kopac, Gordon, Harnlee, Crossman.