Stanford developmental biologist Lucy Shapiro, PhD, wasn’t always destined for a career in science – originally she was a fine arts major. But thank goodness she changed her mind. Because as Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, said in our recent release, “Dr. Shapiro’s contributions to the field of systems developmental biology have revolutionized our understanding of bacterial genetic networks and led to the development of desperately needed novel drugs to counter the spread of antibiotic resistance and emerging infectious diseases.”
On Friday, President Barack Obama honored Shapiro’s accomplishments by presenting her with the National Medal of Science. The above photo was taken at the ceremony where Shapiro, along with Sidney Drell, PhD, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and 21 other researchers and innovators were lauded for their contributions to science, technology and innovation.
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Photo by National Science and Technology Medals Foundation