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Drug lab chemist accused of lying

Testified that she had master’s from UMass, but school denies that

Former state chemist Annie Dookhan does not have a master’s ­degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Boston as she claims on her resume, officials at the school confirmed Tuesday, raising fresh doubts about the credibility of the woman at the center of the burgeoning state drug laboratory scandal.

Dookhan, who resigned from the ­Jamaica Plain lab in March amid an inves­tigation, received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the university in 2001, officials said. But school records show that Dookhan took no additional courses after completing her undergraduate degree in 2001. UMass Boston officials said Dookhan requested an application for the master’s program, but never completed it.

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