[IWD 2013] Young Women in Biology and Biochemistry

Lynne Quarmby is a professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at SFU. She chairs the departmental seminar committee, peer reviews manuscripts and grants (currently serving on a CIHR review panel), travels to conferences and to give seminars, and teaches undergrad and grad classes. Her passion for teaching with a view of sharing her excitement about science was recognized when Lynne was a recipient for the 2011 Teaching Excellence Awards . Lynne's love for teaching science extends beyond the university classroom  her essays can be found in the Nonfiction pages of the on-line literary magazine, Numéro Cinq and her blog, The Crux as a means of engaging a bigger audience. Lynne was also named to Vancouver Sun's 100 Women of Influence list. Hear Lynne's story at our third annual International Women's Day conference on Sunday, March 10th at SFU Woodwards.

my name | Lynne Quarmby

my company | Simon Fraser University

childhood ambition | To be a figure skater or a marine biologist.

retreat | The Wilderness

wildest dream | To be a visual artist

keeps me up at night | Doesn’t happen much anymore – there are some benefits to getting

older and wiser

how I give back | I do a great deal of service to my department, university and community.

perfect day | There are many different flavors of perfect day

first job | Waitress at Smitty’s Pancake House