Date: October 09, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 PM
Location: Academic Learning & Teaching Center 205
“Thinking Fast makes Changing Slow:
How Cognitive Processes Interfere with Achieving Diversity”
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D. Founder and CEO SBD Consulting
Oct 9, 2018
Academic Learning & Teaching Center 205
Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D., molecular biologist, executive, and diversity advocate, is the founder of Intersections SBD Consulting. She received her BA from Goucher College and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from MIT in the laboratory of David Baltimore and Harvey Lodish. She was a postdoc in Walter Gilbert’s laboratory, where she was lead author of a landmark paper reporting the first synthesis of mammalian insulin in bacterial cells.
Dr. Villa-Komaroff held faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School and served as Vice President for Research at Northwestern University in Illinois and Vice President for Research and Chief Operating Officer of the Whitehead Institute. She served on the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as well as the Advisory Councils for National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, the Biology Directorate of NSF, and the National Academies Standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine.