Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Title
Molecular Biologist
Bio/Description

FIELD OF STUDY: Molecular Biology

ACTIVE RESEARCH ERA: 21st century; 20th century

AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS OF WORK: Queen’s University, Temple University, Princeton University 

RELATED PRINCETON COURSES:

SPI354

Most Notable Achievements:

During her time at the National Institute of Health, she made important discoveries in cloning the first mammalian gene and continued researching at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia. Additionally, her main research focuses include “mammalian developmental biology and science policy.” She also was an original component of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project for the NIH.

Advice to a student:

Tilghman spends much of her time focusing on ensuring “to make the early careers of young scientists as meaningful and productive as possible.”

Citations: 

“Shirley M. Tilghman.” Princeton University Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment. Accessed August 19, 2022. https://cpree.princeton.edu/people/shirley-m-tilghman.

Tilghman SM. Twists and turns: a scientific journey. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2014;30:1-21. doi: 10.1146/annurev-cellbio-100913-013512. PMID: 25288111.

https://cpree.princeton.edu/people/shirley-m-tilghman

https://molbio.princeton.edu/publications/increasing-gender-diversity-stem-research-workforce