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Maria Winters, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, joined the Gwynedd Mercy University faculty in 2019. Dr. Winters earned her BS in chemistry from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA and her PhD in organic chemistry from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Winters focused on the design and synthesis of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO-1) inhibitors as potential anti-cancer agents during her PhD research. Before joining the GMercyU faculty, Dr. Winters served as the Organic Chemistry Lab Coordinator at York College of PA and then as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Delaware Valley University.
At GMercyU, Dr. Winters teaches Organic Chemistry and Chemistry for the Health Professions. Her research interests include the synthesis and evaluation of enantiopure hydroxylamines as IDO-1 inhibitors using ketoreductases as chiral catalysts.