CalTech’s Stephen Mayo Appointed to the National Science Board

EBStephen Mayo, the William Bowes Jr. Foundation Chair in the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, has been appointed by President Obama to the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation.

“I’m truly delighted to serve the Obama administration in this capacity,” said Professor Mayo, “and look forward to engaging with the board and the foundation, which play such a critical role in our nation’s support of research and education in science and engineering.”

Professor Mayo joined the faculty at CalTech in 1991 and for a time was the only African American on the university’s faculty. From 2007 to 2010, he served as CalTech’s vice provost for research.

Dr. Mayo is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at Caltech. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.

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