Professor Jo Handelsman is a 2018 recipient of an honourary degree of Doctor of Science. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Vilas Professor and Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at University of Wisconsin in Madison.
She has an outstanding record of accomplishments as a pioneering researcher, a strong proponent of teaching and mentoring in biology, an advocate for women in science, and with public service experience as Associate Director for Science in the White House Office for the Obama administration.
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