Well, I'm not sure what your department is a department OF, but assuming any biosciencey thing would be appropriate, Laurie Glimcher comes to mind (possibly because I think I have a scientist crush on her right now- she is a very successful immunologist with three kids who hires techs for her postdocs with kids so they can keep the experiments flying).Or you could always pick the head of my department, Dr. Judith Bond (she is a totes awesome department head who discovered meprins- she was president of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has a lot of those distinguished educator type awards from the university).I don't know if these people are honorary-degree caliber, but I figure if someone can give one to Colbert these women are totally up there ;-)
Deborah Charlesworth. She has contributed enormously to the evolution of plant mating systems.Rosemary Grant who made the Galapagos finches famous.
thanks ladies. Any Canadian options. Being Canadian and all, its kinda nice to put a spot light on our own:)
Janet Rossant?Shirley Tilghman (born in Canada, excellent scientist, now president of Princeton)?
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