Shirley M. Tilghman , Vice President
Shirley M. Tilghman is the President Emerita of Princeton University. She is a world-renowned scholar of molecular biology who has conducted pioneering research in the field of human genetics. Dr. Tilghman is a member of the National Research Council’s committee that set the blueprint for the Human Genome Project and was a founding member of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project for the NIH. Prior to being named President of Princeton, she served on the university’s faculty for 15 years. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, and the Royal Society of London and is a recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Developmental Biology, and the Genetics Society of America Medal. Dr. Tilghman serves on the Board of Trustees of LEDA, as a Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as a director of Google, Inc. She is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University.