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The Other History of Science, Medicine, and Technology: Marie Maynard Daly at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Website

Facts to Remember about Marie Maynard Daly[1]:

  1. Born in 1921 and grew up in Queens, New York
  2. The first African American woman to earn a doctorate in chemistry in the United States (Dissertation: “A Study of the Products formed by the Action of Pancreatic Amylase on Corn Starch.”)
  3. Cancer and DNA researcher
  4. Professor of Biochemistry
  5. Created a scholarship for Black students in science
  6. Considered an inspiration to other Black women in science

[1] From Jeannette Brown’s, African American Women Chemists, Oxford University Press: New York, 2012 (see Chapter 4).