Nancy Andrews (biologist)
|Nancy C. Andrews|
|Born||November 29, 1958|
|Institutions||Duke University School of Medicine|
|Alma mater||Yale University, Harvard Medical School, M.I.T.|
|Doctoral advisor||David Baltimore|
|Other academic advisors||Joan Steitz|
|Known for||iron deficiency|
Andrews grew up in Syracuse, New York. She earned a B.S. and M.S. from Yale University. She began her graduate studies with Joan Steitz at Yale University, studying molecular biophysics and biochemistry, before transferring to work with David Baltimore, earning an M.D.-Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School and M.I.T. (1985). She completed her postdoctoral work with Stuart Orkin at Children's Hospital Boston.
Andrews then joined the faculty at Harvard University in 1991, assuming an endowed chair in 2003, a position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a position as Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School. In 2007, Andrews left to take a position as the first female Dean of Medicine at Duke University. In this position, she is the only woman heading any of the top ten medical schools in the U.S.
She is married to fellow biologist Bernard Mathey-Prevot with whom she has two children, Camille and Nicolas. She is the great granddaughter of New York Court of Appeals Judge William Shankland Andrews and Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, and also a direct descendant of Charles Andrews and Frederic Dan Huntington.
- Hentze MW, Muckenthaler M and Andrews NC. Balancing acts: molecular control of mammalian iron metabolism. Cell 2004; 117:285-97.
- Huang FW, Pinkus JL, Pinkus GS, Fleming MD and Andrews NC. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2005; 115:2187-91.
- Lim J, Jin O, Bennett C, Morgan K, Wang F, Trenor CC 3rd, Fleming MD and Andrews NC. Nature Genetics 2005; 37:1270-3.
- Babitt JL, Huang FW, Wrighting DM, Xia Y, Sidis Y, Samad TA, Campagna JA, Chung RT, Schneyer AL, Woolf CJ, Andrews NC, Lin HY. Bone morphogenetic protein signaling by hemojuvelin regulates hepcidin expression. Nature Genetics 2006; 38:531-9.
- 1993-2006, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- 1998 Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics
- 2000 American Federation for Medical Research Foundation Outstanding Investigator Award in Basic Science
- 2002 E. Mead Johnson Award from the Society for Pediatric Research
- 2004 Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty at Harvard Medical School.
- 2007 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
- Duke University, "Harvard Physician-Scientist Named Dean of Duke University School of Medicine", August 27, 2007
- "Duke Taps First Woman To Lead Medical School", Wall Street Journal, Aug. 28, 2007.
- "Andrews Makes History at Duke Med School", Interview with Dr. Nancy Andrews, NPR, Sept. 2, 2007 (Andrews discusses "the challenges facing women in medicine and where medical education is headed").
- "Iron Exporter Revealed That May Explain Common Human Disorder", ScienceDaily, Mar. 31, 2005.
- "Nancy C. Andrews research overview", Key Publications, Children's Hospital.
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
- Andrews profile at Duke Medicine
- Article by Andrews on "Climbing Through Medicine's Glass Ceiling"
- Andrews NC Author Profile Page on Pubget