On October 28, 2003, Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly died in 2003 at the age of 82.
Marie Maynard Daly was an influential biochemist and educator. Her accomplishments include being the first African American woman to receive a Phd in chemistry.
Marie Maynard Daly received higher education from Queen College, New York University and Columbia University. In 1947, she received her doctoral degree from Columbia University, becoming the first African American to receive a Phd in chemistry. After earning her doctoral degree Daly went on to start a career as an esteemed professor at several prestigious universities. She taught at Columbia university and Albert Einstein College of Medicine before retiring in 1986.
Daly died in 2003 at the age of 82.