Alumna Dede Lyons, PhD. Recognized for Work in Cell Biology

Dede is a full-time researcher at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy whose work centers on genome research and exploring the implications on ethics, law and social policy. Dede attended Waldorf schools for twelve years in New York, Pasadena and at Highland Hall where she graduated in 1998. She went on to receive a BS in Biology from Mount Holyoke College where she graduated Magna cum Laude and later received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley. "A great deal of her progress is a result of the exceptional education she received at Highland Hall," says her mother, Liz Lyons.
This past year, Dede published several articles and won a prize for her work at the International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress in Cancun, Mexico. She is currently organizing a featured symposium for the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) which will be taking place in January 2014 in Austin, TX. Dede is also conducting an ongoing research project every
summer at the MIT Woodshole Oceanographic Center in Massachusetts.
Dede's husband, Adam Schindler, also works as a full-time biology researcher at Duke and was part of the research team at UC Berkeley that recently won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Dede and Adam have a young daughter and are enjoying raising her at their home in North Carolina.