Born: September 26, 1929
Birthplace: Newark, NY
Ida Ownes received a Ph.D. in Biology-Physiology from Duke University in 1967. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
biochemist Dr. Ida Owens conducts studies in the genetics of detoxification enzymes, research that is aimed at shedding light on
how the human body defends itself against poison. (Source: Ebony) Dr. Owens is currently with the Section of Genetic
Disorders of Drug Metabolism, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892.