Shirley Tilghman

Program: 
B.Sc. Chemistry
Graduation Year: 
1968

Shirley Tilghman served as the 19th (and first female president) of Princeton University for the period June 2001 - 2013.  A native of Canada, she was a 2002 winner of the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science and the 2003 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Developmental Biology.  She is renowned not only for her pioneering research in human genomics but for her national leadership on behalf of women in science.