Professor of Neurology and Associate Vice President for Research Administration at Northwestern University, internationally recognized molecular biologist Dr.Lydia Villa Komaroff earned her doctorate in biology from MIT. SHe also worked as an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Her work in molecular biology has been published in more than 60 reviews and articles as well as in the book “Invisible Frontiers: The Race to Clone the Insulin Gene” by Stephan Hall. Overseeing the research functions at Northwestern University, she has chaired many committees including the first human brain transplant studies. Committed to minorities in science, she is a founding member in the Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.