I am excited to shine the spotlight on one of the most prominent black biochemists in the 20th century for Black History Month. Marie Maynard Daly was the first Black American woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University! Ms. Daly conducted important research on cholesterol, sugars, and proteins. She also worked hard to increase the enrollment of minority students in medical school. She is a role model to many young scientists and females dreaming to make the world a better place!
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