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Susan Hockfield

AKA Susan Joan Hockfield

Born: 24-Mar-1951
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of MIT

First woman and first biologist to head the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Father: Robert Hockfield (GE executive, d. 1984)
Mother: Fayetta Hockfield
Husband: Thomas N. Byrne (physician, m. 2-Mar-1991, one daughter)
Daughter: Elizabeth (b. circa 1992)

    High School: Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY (1969)
    University: BA Biology, University of Rochester (1973)
    Scholar: Lab Technician, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1973-76)
    University: PhD Anatomy and Neuroscience, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1979)
    Scholar: University of California at San Francisco (1979-80)
    Scholar: Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1980-85)
    Teacher: Neurobiology, Yale University (1985-94)
    Professor: Neurobiology, Yale University (1994-2001)
    Professor: William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology, Yale University (2001-04)
    Administrator: Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University (1998-2002)
    Administrator: Trustee, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1998-2004)
    Administrator: Trustee, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2006-)
    Administrator: Provost, Yale University (2003-04)
    Professor: Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-)
    Administrator: President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-)

    Member of the Board of General Electric (2006-)
    Charles Judson Herrick Award 1987
    Amelia Earhart Award 2005
    Edison Achievement Award 2010
    Academy of Achievement
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2004
    American Association for the Advancement of Science 2005
    American Association of Anatomists
    Association of American Universities
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Trustee
    Carnegie Corporation Trustee, 2006-
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority
    Massachusetts General Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee
    Science Debate 2008
    Society for Neuroscience
    Universities Research Association
    National Institutes of Health Fellowship, 1979-80
    National Math and Science Initiative Board of Directors, 2007-09
    WGBH Educational Foundation Trustee, 2004-
    World Economic Forum Foundation Board, 2008-

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