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First Ph.D. grad of FAU's Harbor Branch stays, seeks cancer cure in ocean

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First Ph.D. grad of FAU's Harbor Branch stays, seeks cancer cure in ocean

New doctoral graduate Priscilla Winder is determined to find a new cure for cancer.

Winder, 32, graduated from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce on Dec. 11 with a Ph.D. in chemistry. Hers is the first doctoral degree awarded.

She is staying on with the research institute as a graduate fellow in a project that looks for natural compounds that may one day cure cancer.

“Where some people are looking to plants, we are looking to marine organisms,” Winder said.

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