Pamela Silver | AIChE

Pamela Silver

Harvard Medical School

Pamela Silver is the Elliot T and Onie H Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School.  She is also a member of the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.  Her group combines lessons from Nature to the design of new organisms for both discovery and applications.  She received her BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University where she was a Fellow of the American Cancer Society and The Medical Foundation.

Her work has been recognized by an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, a Research Scholar of the March of Dimes, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, a Claudia Adams Barr Investigator, an NIH MERIT award, a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute, top ten innovations by the World Economic Forum and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has served on numerous editorial boards, was the Editor of Molecular Biology of the Cell, has served on the Council of the American Society for Cell Biology and on the Committee for Women in Cell Biology, presented to members of Congress and was a co-founder of Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) that makes novel anti-cancer drugs and other biotech companies. In her free time, she enjoys sailboat racing and running.

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