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NEWS: As scientist president, Tilghman elevated sciences

Originally published in The Daily Princetonian’s Sept. 23, 2012 Shirley Tilghman retirement issue.

University President Shirley Tilghman was not only the University’s first female president, she was also the University’s first scientist president.

An expert in genomics and genetics with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Tilghman came to the University faculty in 1986 after a storied research career. While working as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the 1970s, Tilghman worked on the team that cloned the first mammalian gene.

Tilghman’s intimate knowledge of the scientific community served her well in her tenure as president, as the University moved forward on a number of science-related initiatives.

full article at The Prince.


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