Margaret A. Lynch, PhD
Margaret A. Lynch, PhD, the Associate Director of Science Education, manages the Science Education team's staff, academic planning, student grant programs, and special projects, oversees Science Education's administration, finances, budget, and human resources, writes and submits grants to support initiatives in undergraduate education, organizes workshops, research, and community events in support of undergraduate research and academics, collaborates with students, staff, advisors, and faculty to advance Harvard's teaching and research mission, and serves as the primary academic advisor for first-year undergraduates. Margaret is also a Graduate Instructor at the Harvard University Extension School where she teaches the course Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in Biotechnology.
Margaret began university teaching in 1997 and taught and advised students for over a decade as a full-time Lecturer in Biology at Tufts University. She is also an experienced science and medical writer who has researched, developed, and written educational content for middle and high school students & teachers, physicians, pharmacists, and patients. Margaret earned a BA in Biology with honors from Williams College and a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also conducted postdoctoral research in biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.