MARIE MAYNARD DALY- African American Scientist

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In History
  • Marie Maynard Daly was born in Corona, New York City, NY

    Marie Maynard Daly was born in Corona, New York City, NY
  • She graduated from Hunter College High School, an all-girls school in New York City

    She graduated from Hunter College High School, an all-girls school in New York City
  • She attended and graduated with honors from Queens College in Flushing, New York.

    She attended and graduated with honors from Queens College in Flushing, New York.
  • Mrs. Daly graduated with a degree in chemistry from New York University.

    Mrs. Daly graduated with a  degree in chemistry from New York University.
  • She enrolled in Columbia University as a doctoral student.

    She enrolled in Columbia University as a doctoral student.
  • Dr. Daly received a Ph.D. in chemistry.

    Dr. Daly received a Ph.D. in chemistry.
  • First African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry.

    First African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry.
  • Interesting Facts

    Interesting Facts
    *Conducted research on the effects of hypertension (high blood pressure) and blockage in arteries leading to a better understanding of how heart attacks are caused.
    *Dr. Daly discovered the link between high cholesterol and clogged arteries - leading to a better understanding of how heart attacks are caused.
    *Her research studied the effects of sugar on arteries, and the effects of cigarette smoke in lungs.
  • Honors

    Honors
    Dr. Daly was a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, the New York Academy of Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Helping Others

    Later in life, Dr. Daly taught biochemistry courses. Dr. Daly encouraged students of color to enroll in medical schools and graduate science programs.
  • Married

    Married
    Dr. Daly married Vincent Clark.
  • Retirement

    Daly retired from Albert Einstein College in 1986.
  • Scholarship

    In 1988 she started a scholarship, in honor of her father, for minority students who want to study science at Queens College.
  • Death

    Death
    Dr. Marie Maynard Daly Clark, died in New York City on October 28, 2003
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