Marjorie G. Horning

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Marjorie G. Horning
Marjorie Janice Groothuis

(1917-08-23)August 23, 1917
DiedJune 11, 2020(2020-06-11) (aged 102)[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma materGoucher College, University of Michigan
AwardsGarvan–Olin Medal (1977)
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry, Pharmacology
InstitutionsNational Institutes of Health, Baylor College of Medicine

Marjorie Janice Groothuis Horning (August 23, 1917 – June 11, 2020) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist.

She was thought to be a leading scientist of chromatography for her work in developing new techniques and applying them to the study of drug metabolism.[2]

She discovered that drugs and their metabolites can be transferred from a pregnant woman to her developing child, and later through breast milk, from a mother to a baby.

Horning's work made possible the prevention of birth defects, as doctors began to warn of the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and smoking during pregnancy.

References[change | change source]

  1. Marjorie Harding obituary
  2. Gehrke, Charles W.; Wixom, Robert L.; Bayer, Ernst (2001). Chromatography a century of discovery 1900-2000 : the bridge to the sciences/technology (1st ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. p. 29. ISBN 9780080476506. Retrieved 10 February 2017.