Beth Stevens is a neurobiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Broad Institute, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her lab studies neuro-immune interactions in developing and diseased brains. She has made notable discoveries about the role of microglia cells in developmental disorders and neurodegenerative disease.
Stevens earned her B.S. from Northwestern University, her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the MacArthur Fellowship and the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, and she is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.