Dr. Marian Ackun-Farmmer

Meet Dr. Marian Ackun-Farmmer

Marian Ackun-Farmmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Marian Ackun-Farmmer was born in Ghana and migrated to the USA at an early age. She graduated from George Washington University in 2012 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She then joined a three (3) year rotational employment program. During that time, Marian rotated in various quality assurance roles at the Mississippi, North Carolina, and Indiana manufacturing facilities. In 2015, Marian started her PhD at the University of Rochester, where she focused on developing drug delivery systems to improve acute myeloid leukemia treatments. During her PhD, Marian gained an appreciation for the interactions between immune system and biomaterials, which motivated her decision to join the Jewell lab at the University of Maryland. In her free time, Marian enjoys the arts including dancing, singing and acting. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.