Hilary Godwin

Hilary A. Godwin (Northwestern University)

Lead Poisoning: Advances and Challenges

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Hilary Godwin is Chair of the Northwestern University Department of Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology. Godwin received her B.S. degree in Chemistry with honors from the University of Chicago in 1989 and her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University in 1994. While a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she began to investigate what makes lead toxic.

Dr. Godwin has received the Paul Saltman Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Toxicology New Investigator Award, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award.

Hilary Godwin studies the basic chemical and biological mechanisms by which toxic metal ions affect neurological signaling and development. To encourage diversity in science, she created Northwestern's Undergraduate Success in Science Program through which undergraduate students acquire "hands-on" experience conducting research with student and faculty mentors.

Read a profile of Hilary Godwin from the March 2005 issue of Findings from the National Institute of Genral Medical Sciences.

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