Dr. Marie Maynard: Fostering an Inclusive STEM Community

Marie Maynard Daly dedicated her life to the research of cholesterol, carbohydrates, and proteins despite biases against women and persons from diverse backgrounds. Early in her work, Daly looked into how cholesterol affected the heart, how other nutrients and carbohydrates affected the health of the arteries, and how aging or high blood pressure affected the circulatory system. She then looked into cellular structure and protein synthesis. Daly did not limit her efforts to academics; she also promoted increased minority enrollment in esteemed graduate scientific and medical institutions. Additionally, She established a scholarship for diverse Queens College science majors in 1988. All are encouraged to join in STEM by her research and enthusiasm for diversity! Click the button below to learn more about the impressive life of Dr. Marie Maynard Daly and her dedicated research!


Photo courtesy of the archives of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Ted Burrows, photographer