Mary Styles Harris Scientist

Mary Styles Harris, Ph.D. (born June 26, 1949) is an American geneticist. Harris was born in Nashville, Tennessee, June 26, 1949 to George and Margaret Styles. George was a doctor, and it was her career that sparked Harris' early interest in science. George died when Harris was 9 years old. When Harris entered Miami Jackson High School she was one of the first African Americans to enroll. In 1967, she graduated twelfth in her class of 350. At Lincoln University in Pennsylvania Harris was one of the first women to enroll. The male students were surprised to see Harris in their advanced algebra and organic chemistry classes. She spent most of her time with pre-med students, with the goal of attending medical school. Her father's colleagues reserved Harris a place at the University of Miami Medical School, but she did not accept it. She did not want to treat people, she wanted to do research. Harris graduated from Lincoln University in 1971, and then enrolled at Cornell University where she studied molecular genetics. Harris graduated with her doctorate in 1975. Harris then went on to do Postdoctoral study at Rutgers University.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 26th, 1949
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. Lincoln University Colleges/University

Lincoln University (LU) is the United States' first degree-granting historically black university. It is located near the town of Oxford in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The university also hosts a Center for Graduate Studies in the City of Philadelphia. Lincoln University provides undergraduate and graduate coursework to approximately 2,500 students. As former president Dr. Horace Mann Bond noted in his book Education for Freedom: A History of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, with the college's founding in 1854, "This was the first institution founded anywhere in the world to provide a higher education in the arts and sciences for youth of African descent." The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Type Public university
Endowment
2006. 23 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
April 29th, 1854
Headquarters
1570 Baltimore Pike, 19352 - Chester County, Pennsylvania
Undergraduates
2010. 1,809
2009. 2,035
Postgraduates
2010. 552
Acceptance rate
2010. 36.0 %
2010. 31.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 9.98 K $
2011. 9.06 K $
2010. 8.47 K $
2009. 8.22 K $
2008. 7.98 K $
Official web page www.lincoln.edu
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Lincoln University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1952., Musician
b. 1949., Military Person
b. 1954., Academic
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1951., Politician
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1944., Judge
b. 1952., Politician

2. Cornell University Colleges/University

Cornell University ( /kɔrˈnɛl/ kor-NEL) is a private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 4.95 bil. $
2011. 5.28 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1865
Headquarters
410 Thurston Ave., 1853 - Ithaca, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 14,261
2010. 13,935
2009. 13,914
Postgraduates
2012. 7,163
2011. 7,004
2010. 4,971
Acceptance rate
2014. 14.0 %
2012. 16.2 %
2010. 18.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 29 K $
2012. 43.4 K $
2011. 41.5 K $
2010. 39.5 K $
Official web page www.cornell.edu
Wikipedia article
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Cornell University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1939., Scientist
b. 1957., Scientist
b. 1892., Scientist
b. 1920., Scientist
b. 1920., Scientist
b. 1904., Scientist
b. 1909., Scientist
b. 1896., Scientist

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