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Chatterjee went on to heavily studied the medicinal properties and plants from Indian. Her research was so groundbreaking that she contributed to the development of drugs that treated epilepsy, malaria and most notably cancer.
Her work on vinca alkaloids, a chemical compound made from the Madagascar periwinkle plant, is still relevant today. Vinca alkaloids are now used in chemotherapy treatment as they help stall the multiplying of cancer cells.
But she didn’t keep her knowledge to herself. She founded the department of chemistry at Lady Brabourne College and created a research institute.
Throughout her career, she was recognized by institutions from across the globe, including the Indian government. She received the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honor from the country, and was appointed to the upper house of Parliament.
Now Google is honoring her legacy. Check out the doodle archive to see Hernandez's animated doodle.
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