Marianne Bronner (Caltech)

Marianne Bronner (Caltech)

Butler Seminar Series

Event Date/Location

April 3, 2019 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Thomas Laboratory 003


  • Professor Marianne E Bronner

    Marianne E. Bronner

    Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology

    Marianne Bronner is a developmental biologist and Professor at Caltech, where her lab studies gene regulatory interactions underlying formation, migration and differentiation of neural crest cells. She received her ScB in Biophysics and then a PhD in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. She assumed her first faculty position at the University of California, Irvine, where she moved up the ranks from Assistant to Full Professor.  In 1996, she joined the faculty at Caltech and became the first woman to be Chair of the Faculty in 2001 to 2003.  She was President of the Society for Developmental Biology in 2009 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of its official journal, Developmental Biology. She also serves as a Senior Editor for eLife, and monitoring editor for Journal of Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of the Cell.  She was President of the Society for Differentiation in 2014 and has served on numerous boards and committees (e.g. Gordon Research Conference, Sontag Foundation, Curci Foundation, NIDCR Board of Scientific Counselors). In 2015, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and in 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She received the Conklin Medal from The Society for Developmental Biology in 2013, the Women in Cell Biology Senior Award from the American Society for Cell Biology in 2012, as well as several teaching awards from her institution


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