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An honor of the highest order

Fran Ligler graduated from Furman with degrees in biology and chemistry.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame just announced its Class of 2017, which includes Furman alum Fran Ligler ‘73. She was honored for her work to “make optical biosensors smaller, more versatile and more sophisticated.” Ligler majored in biology and chemistry at Furman, and received D.Phil. and D.Sc. degrees from Oxford University. She holds 29 U.S. patents, and is currently on the faculty at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ligler is the second Furman graduate to be inducted into the Hall. The other is the late Charles Townes ‘35, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1964.

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