Virginia G. Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine; Chief Scientist, Pathfinder Center; President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lee Hartwell, PhD, led a research team at the Genetics Department, University of Washington, from 1968 to 1997 studying the genetic control of cell division in yeast. He was President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 1997-2010. He received the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. At Arizona State University, Dr. Hartwell works in health and education. At ASU he leads the Honey Bee Project, a series of clinical trials investigating the application of wearable sensors to clinical medicine. He advises a Biosignatures Center at Chang Gung Unveristy and Hospital system in Taiwan that has developed biomarker tests for oral cancer and other diseases. In education, Dr. Hartwell leads a team devoted to K-8 teacher education in Sustainability Science. Other honors include the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award in cancer research, and the Genetics Society Medal of Honor. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of Academica Sinica in Taiwan.
Director, Research & Development
Annie Hale is the Director of Research & Development for the Sustainability Science Education Project housed in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. She directs a variety of educational programs that target sustainability science and 21st century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from teachers to community leaders, with an enhanced understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology. Her work combines the fields of science and technology studies, sustainability science, and geography, while her research interests and daily efforts focus on science communication and society’s critical consumption of science and technology. With the goal to better inform how we understand, perform, and envision society’s role with science and technology, Annie works to build upon knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for problem solving with respect to complex sustainability challenges and the interconnected relationships of science and society. Annie is also pursuing her PhD in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability from ASU, as well as a Masters in Science and Technology Policy from ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. She has a Professional Masters of Interior Architecture from UCLA, and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since January 2009. Annie worked in the field of architecture for five years at the influential architecture studio, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill prior to coming to ASU.