Two African American Women Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced the 2018 class of ACS Fellows. Two African American women with ties to the academic world are among the new ACS Fellows.

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich is the dean of College of Graduate Studies at the University of Toledo in Ohio. She is also a professor of medicinal chemistry and the director of the Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence. Dr. Friedrich earned her bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Central University, her master’s degree at Duke University, and her doctorate of natural sciences from Ruprecht Karls Universitat in Heidelberg, Germany.

Malika Jeffries-EL is an associate professor in the chemistry department at Boston University. She earned her bachelor’s from Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she double majored in chemistry and Africana studies. She also holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from George Washington University in Washington, D.C..


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