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Sofia Simmonds

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Sofia Simmonds


Department: Biochemistry

Years active at Yale: 1945-2007

Dr. Simmonds started at Yale as a researcher and instructor of physiological chemistry. She became a full professor of biochemistry in 1975. She later served as the associate dean of Yale College.

Dr. Simmonds was the co-author, with her husband Joseph Fruton, of General Biochemistry, the first comprehensive biochemistry textbook. She received the American Chemical Society’s Garvan Medal in 1969, which recognizes contributions to chemistry by women scientists.