Marlene Belfort, Ph.D.

2019 Academic Laureate

Marlene Belfort gives Ted style talk at Research forum
Marlene Belfort gives Ted Talks-styled presentation at "A Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" in 2013.
  • Distinguished Professor, Depts. of Biological Sciences & Biomedical Sciences, UAlbany
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering, RPI
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences and Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Continuously funded by NIH for 30+ years, with research interests that apply to biotechnology and medicine
  • Mentor to dozens of Ph.D. and post-doc fellows, advocate for promoting careers of women in science
  • Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California at Irvine, B.S. degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa