Professor Pamela Silver

Harvard University, USA
IUBMB Jubilee Award Lecturer

Professor Pamela Silver is the Elliot T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. She received her PhD at the University of California and followed with Postdoctoral work at Harvard University where she was an American Cancer Society Fellow.  She was an Assistant Professor at Princeton and was awarded an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. She moved to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School where she was a Claudia Adams Barr Investigator and rose to Full Professor in the Dept of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School.  In 2004, Professor Silver became one of the first members of the Dept of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School where her laboratory now resides.  She founded and served as the first Director of Graduate Program in Systems Biology at Harvard University.  She is the recently appointed Director of the new Synthetic Biology HIVE at Harvard Medical School. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the past Daniel’s Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UCSC, the Innovative Technology Prize (BIO), the FastCompany Innovation Award and the Joseph Henry Lecture of the Philosophical Society.  She has been recognized as one of the top Global Synthetic Biology Influencers and her work named as one of the top 10 Breakthroughs by the World Economic Forum.  Professor Silver is the founder of several companies and is a voting member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

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