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Marie Maynard Daly

First African American to Get a PhD in Chemistry

Michelle Laun

on 28 April 2010

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Marie Maynard Daly First African American Woman to earn Ph.D. in Chemistry. (1921-2003) Early Life Born in the Corona neighborhood
of Queens, New York. She was inspired by her father's love of Science
and the book: The Microbe Hunters. Daly was educated at the
Hunter College High School-
an all-female institution where
her dream of being a chemist
was supported. She attended Queens College in Flushing, NY.
Graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. Queens College offered her a fellowship to go to
graduate school at NYU while working part-time
as an assistant in the laboratory at Queens College. In just one year she
earned her Master's degree. Timeline 1921 Born in Queens Hunter College
High School Earns B.S. Degree with Honors 1942 Master's Degree at NYU 1943 Daly was Awarded funding
during WW2 for her Ph.D. program
at Columbia University. 1947 1948 1955 1960 1961 1986 1999 2003 She won a grant from the American Cancer Society and began working with Dr. Mirsky They worked on how proteins are built inside the body for 7 years. Moved back to Columbia to work with Dr. Quentin B. Deming resarching chemical mechanics of heart attacks. Her and Dr. Deming moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
She taught:
Biochemistry courses and
Studied the effects of age on the circulatory system Married Vincent Clark
becoming Dr. Clark Retires Becomes a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and named one of the Top 50 Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology by the National Technical Association. Dies in New York Contributions Life without Marie Daly the Affects 1st women to recieve Ph.D in Chemistry (in the USA)
Reasons for the breakdown of the circulatory system from age and hypertension
effects of sugars and other dietary products on arteries and
effects of smoking on lung function
and many more
Life wouldn't be to good without her...
With her research on heart attacks and the effects of smoking, medicine helping these things wouldn't be made. People might not be aware of the effects of smoking so they wouldn't have a reason to quit... Medicines to help the affects of smoking
medicine for heart attacks
medicine to help the breakdown of the circulatory system
and gave African American Women courage to do what they want.
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