Marilee Benore is professor of biochemistry and biology in Natural Sciences Dept, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters. She earned her BA in chemistry at Thomas More College (KY) in 1979, and her PhD from University of Delaware in 1986. She came to UM-Dearborn as assistant professor in 1989, was promoted to associate professor in 1996, and professor in. She was chair of Biology (2004-2008), was associate dean of CASL. She was active in the Association for Women in Science from 1989-2000, and a member of its council 1994-1998.