Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Pronouns
she/her/hers
Title
Molecular and Cellular Biologist
Degrees

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Bio/Description

This scientist is most known for... Insulin synthesis, recombinant DNA

  • PhD from MIT
  • first author on paper showing synthesis of insulin from bacteria
  • 3rd Mexican-American woman to receive science PhD
  • co-founded Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Affiliated Institution(s)/Place(s) or Work:

  • MIT
  • Harvard
  • Northwestern University

Active Research Era

20th century, 21st century

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A Conversation with Lydia Villa Komaroff