Marcetta Y. Darensbourg

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Dr. Marcetta York Darensbourg is an American inorganic chemist. She is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.


Darensbourg received a B.S. in Chemistry from Union College in 1963, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Illinois under the guidance of Theodore L. Brown in 1967.[1]


Darensbourg was an assistant professor at Vassar College from 1967-1969. From 1971-1982, she taught at Tulane University, attaining the rank of professor. In 1982, Marcetta Darensbourg was appointed professor at Texas A&M University together with Donald J. Darensbourg. She was subsequently awarded the title of Distinguished Professor in 2010.[2] Her research interests include bimetallic hydrogenase enzymes containing CO and CN ligands.

Darensbourg sits on the board of Inorganic Syntheses,[3] where she also served as the editor-in-chief of volume 32.[4] In 2011, she was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[5]


  1. ^ "Marcetta Y. Darensbourg". Texas A&M University. 
  2. ^ "Five Science Faculty Honored as Distinguished Professors" (Press release). Texas A&M University. 6 Sep 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Inorganic Syntheses Organization". Inorganic Syntheses. 
  4. ^ "Recent Volumes". Inorganic Syntheses. 
  5. ^ "Darensbourg Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences" (Press release). Texas A&M University. 19 Apr 2011.