Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

B. Paige Lawrence has been named the Wright Family Research Professor at the University of Rochester in New York. She currently serves as chair of the department of environmental medicine, professor of environmental medicine, professor of microbiology and immunology, and director of the Environmental Health Center. She has been a faculty member at the university since 2006.

Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she majored in biology and chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University.

Ruzica Piskac has been named the Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She first joined the Yale faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor of computer science. Her research focuses on programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis.

Dr. Piskac is a graduate of the University of Zagreb in Croatia. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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