New Initiative from the Office for Clinical and Academic Affairs

Marcia Haigis is named Director, Gender Equity for Faculty in Science

Marcia Haigis
Marcia Haigis, Ph.D., Director, Gender Equity for Faculty in Science

Marcia Haigis, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, will serve as Director of Gender Equity for Faculty in Science at HMS. In this role, she will collaborate with faculty and the HMS dean’s office to identify areas important for gender equity in faculty development, including mentoring, leadership, and career training. Dr. Haigis will also assist with coordinating efforts to prioritize and implement these activities at HMS. This work will be primarily focused on Quad-based faculty but will at times extend to activities at affiliate institutions when possible and where appropriate.

Dr. Haigis is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at HMS, a member of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, and the Ludwig Center at HMS. Following graduate training in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Haigis studied mitochondrial metabolism during her postdoctoral research at MIT. She has contributed to understanding the role that mitochondrial sirtuins play in metabolism and disease. She has received a number of honors, including the Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award and the Brookdale Foundation Leadership in Aging Award, and was selected for the National Academy of Medicine's Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program.