Lydia Villa-Komaroff: Why You Should Study Science

Villa-Komaroff encourages students to follow their natural childhood curiosity and study science at a university. She recognizes that completing a degree in science may present challenges, but argues that it prepares you well for many jobs and can open the door to a career that is fun, exciting and full of discovery.

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About the Speaker

As a post-doctoral fellow, Lydia Villa-Komaroff was a key member of the team that showed for the first time that bacteria could be induced to produce insulin. She spent the next twenty years researching growth factors and development before moving to science administration. Currently, she is Chief Scientific Officer at CytonomeST. Amongst her many accomplishments, she counts being a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

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