Lydia Villa-Komaroff Enamel Pin
Series One, Pin No. 08
A molecular and cellular biologist who has been an academic laboratory scientist, a university administrator, and a business woman. She was the third Mexican American woman in the United States to receive a doctorate degree in cell biology at MIT. She is a co-founding member of The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. She was part of a team that discovered how bacterial cells could be used to generate insulin.
Her enamel pin features a strand of DNA to symbolize the work in her field.
Signed 8.5 x 11 print of the artwork used to create the Lydia Villa-Komaroff pin. Printed on archival heavyweight paper.
Fifty Percent of the profits from the sale of this pin goes to SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.