Allene R. Jeanes was an American chemical researcher, whose studies focused mainly on carbohydrates and the development of Dextran, a substance that replaced plasma in the Korean War. A member of the American Chemical Society, Jeanes published over 60 works, compiled 24 presentations, and received ten patents.
Jeanes was born July 19, 1906, in Waco, Texas. 22 years later in 1928, she received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University. Shortly afterwards in 1929, Jeanes obtained a master's degree from the University of California.
From 1930 to 1935, Jeanes was employed as the head science teacher at Athens College in Atlanta, Georgia. Afterwards, she held a position as chemistry instructor at the University of Illinois. From 1938 to 1940, Jeanes served as a corn industries research foundation fellow for the NIH and USPHS, then served as a chemical researcher from 1941 until 1976 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Regional Research Center.
Jeanes died in 1995.
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