WEST 2011 Leadership Awards June 8, 2011

Awardee: Lydia Villa-Komaroff 


Lydia Villa-Komaroff is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Scientific Officer at Cytonome/ST, LLC and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.  During her 20 year research career, she held positions at MIT, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Harvard Medical School.  Her research was focused on molecular biology of protein synthesis, protein processing, and developmental neuroscience.  As a science administrator, she served as Vice President for Research at Northwestern University in Illinois and Vice President for Research and Chief Operating Officer of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA.  She was elected to a 4 year term on the Board of Directors of AAAS and was non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc.  Dr. Villa-Komaroff received her AB from Goucher College and her Ph.D. from MIT.