Chicita F. Culberson

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Chicita Frances Culberson (born Chicita Frances Forman, November 1, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an award-winning lichenologist.

Life and Education[edit]

She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 1953, where she also met her future husband, Bill Culberson.[1][2] In 1954, Received an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1954 and in 1959 received a Ph.D. from Duke University.[1]

Dr Culberson was married to fellow lichenologist Bill Culberson until his death in 2003.


A botanical researcher at Duke University, Culberson pioneered the use of thin-layer chromatography in the identification of secondary lichen products.[3]

In 1992, she became one of the first modern recipients of the Acharius Medal.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Chicita F Culberson, Senior Research Scientist". Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ "IAL - Acharius Medallists". Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  3. ^ Acharius Medallists: Chicita F. Culberson at; published 2007 or earlier; retrieved October 22, 2013
  4. ^ Acharius Medallists at; retrieved October 22, 2013
  5. ^ IPNI.  C.F.Culb. 

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