Join us for our Women and Science event series!
DINNER & PROGRAM
Recognizing Outstanding Women In Biomedical Research
HELEN D. KING AWARD CEREMONY
HONOREE: Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Chair of Molecular Biology at Princeton University
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Guest Speaker Bio:
Research in the laboratory of Dr. Bassler focuses on the molecular mechanisms that bacteria use for intercellular communication, a process called quorum sensing. Dr. Bassler’s work is paving the way to the development of novel therapies for combating bacteria by disrupting quorum sensing-mediated communication. Dr. Bassler is a passionate advocate for diversity in the sciences and is actively involved in and committed to educating the public about science.
Dr. Bassler received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University. She performed postdoctoral work in genetics at the Agouron Institute and joined the Princeton faculty in 1994. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the Royal Society, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the National Science Board that oversees the National Science Foundation and prioritizes the nation’s research and educational activities in science, math and engineering. Dr. Bassler is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the American Society for Microbiology’s Eli Lilly Investigator Award, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Science, the Richard Lounsbery Award from the National Academy of Sciences, the UNESCO-L’Oreal for Women in Science Award for North America, the Shaw Prize in Life Sciences and Medicine, the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, and the Dickson Prize.
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