Shirley Tilghman is the President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Tilghman is a strong visionary and leader in academic research and higher-level education. As President of Princeton University for 13 years (2001-2013), she implemented policies and initiatives that supported better training of Princeton students and increased diversity in the faculty and student body. She participated in the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group in 2012, and has voiced her concerns about the future of biomedical research in meetings and publication (Alberts B, Kirschner M, Tilghman S, and Varmus H, PNAS 2014). Along with her colleagues, she helped co-found the Rescuing Biomedical Research initiative.
Talks with this Speaker
Shirley Tilghman talks to Dan Rather about her career in science and the state of the biomedical workforce. (Talk recorded in March 2013)
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Shirley Tilghman talks about a Malthusian dilemma in biomedical research resulting in graduate students and post-docs spending much too long training. (Talk recorded in September 2015)
Bruce Alberts, Marc Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, Harold Varmus: leaders in biomedical research who have turned their attention to problems confronting the sustainability of basic research. (Talk recorded in August 2014)