Marie Maynard Daly
First African American Women To Get A PhD in Chemistry
Marie quickly received her B.S. (Bachelors of Science) in 1942 from Queens College and M.S. (Masters of Science) in 1943 from New York University, both in Chemistry. Marie enrolled at Columbia University as a doctoral student in 1944 and then landed a grant in 1948 from the American Cancer Society where she examined how proteins are constructed in the human body. She then returned to Colombia University in 1955 working with Dr. Quintin B deeming causes of heart attacks. The work was relocated to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the work was disclosed between high cholesterol and clogged arteries.