As a Scientific Officer, Judith (Judy) Glaven serves as a liaison to HHMI Investigators at universities and research centers in the U.S. regarding scientific and administrative matters. She attends all HHMI scientific meetings, Investigator reviews, and Medical Advisory Board meetings. Her activities include management of HHMI’s Investigator reviews, scientific meetings, and competitions for the Investigator program and various grants programs. She also interacts with HHMI leadership to coordinate Institute operations.

Glaven joined HHMI in 2015, coming from Harvard Medical School, where she served as the associate dean for basic and interdisciplinary research. For more than a decade, Glaven has been active in the development of programs and policies in support of academic biomedical research, early career development, and postdoctoral training. Prior to that, she worked as a senior scientific editor at Cell.

Glaven earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a PhD in molecular pharmacology from Cornell University. She completed postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School before moving to Cell. Her research focused on signaling and mechanisms regulating cell proliferation and migration.

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