Dr. Fillmore Freeman

    Dr. Fillmore Freeman, a graduate of John Marshall Metropolitan High School (Chicago Public Schools), made his name as a Prof. at University of California, Irvine) doing physical organic chemistry, including computational chemistry. His research synthesizing anti-viral and anti-tumor compounds included work on allicin, a component of garlic. 2002's 3rd most-cited African-American chemist, he did brief stints at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and Sorbonne Université - Faculté des lettres, was a Humbolt Foundation Fellow, and a Fulbright-Hayes Senior Research Fellow. Listen to how his teacher Ms. Margolis encouraged him to pursue his education at The HistoryMakers:
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