Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

By Benjamin F. Shearer; Barbara S. Shearer | Go to book overview

ALLENE ROSALIND JEANES
(1906-1995)
Chemist
Birth July 19, 1906
1928 A.B., highest honors, Baylor University
1929 M.A., organic chemistry, University of California, Berkeley;
Teacher, advanced mathematics, Laredo High School,
Laredo, TX
1930-35 Head, Dept. of Science, Athens College, Athens, AL
1936-37 Instructor in Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana
1937-38 Chemical Foundation Fellow, University of Illinois
1938 Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Illinois
1938-40 Corn Industries Foundation Fellow, National Institutes of
Health
1940-41 Research Associate, National Bureau of Standards
1941-76 Northern Regional Research Laboratory, U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Peoria, IL
1953 Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Department of
Agriculture
1956 Distinguished Service Award to NRRL Dextran Team, U.S.
Department of Agriculture
1956 Garvan Medal, American Chemical Society
1962 Federal Woman's Award, U.S. Civil Service Commission
1962-66 Subcommittee on Plasma and Plasma Substitutes of the
Medical Division, National Academy of Science, National
Research Council
1968 Outstanding Alumna Award, Baylor University; Superior
Service Award to Biopolymer Research Team, U.S.
Department of Agriculture
Death December 11, 1995

Allene Jeanes's life of research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture involved finding a blood plasma substitute as well as new uses for cereal starches that have commercial application to the food industry. The

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