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Hilary A. Godwin, PhD
HHMI Professor / 2002–Present

Host Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position

Dr. Godwin is currently a Professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Department and in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Current Research

Undergraduate Success in Science

Hilary Godwin studies the basic chemical and biological mechanisms by which toxic metal ions affect neurological signaling and development. For her 2006 HHMI Professor project, she created the Undergraduate Success in Science program at Northwestern University. It featured a summer workshop focusing on building skills that allowed students to excel in science.

Biography

Dr. Godwin received her BS degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago and her PhD in physical chemistry from Stanford University. She was also a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of…

Dr. Godwin received her BS degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago and her PhD in physical chemistry from Stanford University. She was also a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Godwin has received several awards, including the Paul Saltman Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the 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.

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Education

  • BS, chemistry, University of Chicago
  • PhD, physical chemistry, Stanford University

Awards

  • Paul Saltman Award
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
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Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow