Happy Birthday to Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Scientist

Happy birthday to Lydia Villa-Komaroff, an award winning molecular biologist born on August 7, 1947, in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Villa is of Spanish and Mexican heritage.  Villa earned her Ph D in cellular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has taught and conducted research at several prominent hospitals, including Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital in Boston. She held corporate positions in medical research companies, to effectively commercialize medical research and development. Villa co-founded of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). (Image from book jacket)