JEWEL PLUMMER COBB Biography - Famous Scientists


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Jewel Plummer Cobb was the granddaughter of a freed slave who graduated from     
pharmacy school.                                                                 
In high school, she enjoyed taking courses dealing with biology and working in   
the biology labs at her school.                                                   
She received a master's degree and a doctorate in Cell from New York University. 
She then entered the National Cancer Institute on a postdoctoral fellowship. Her 
research works with designing experiments to compare the in vivo (in the cancer   
patient) effects of chemotherapeutic agents with in vitro (in a flask, test tube, 
or a dish) effects from the same patient.                                         
Her publications are many, including fifty books, articles, and other scholarly   
reports. She has been awarded eighteen honorary doctorates.