Betty Liu, W. M. Keck Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer 

FUNDING AREAS: Medical research

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PROFILE: Before entering philanthropy, Betty Liu, PhD, began her career in cellular biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, also spending five years post-doc at Yale doing biomedical research on, among other things, treatments for spinal cord injuries.  While at Yale, she began writing and editing the grants and white papers necessary to continue research. She was good at it, and interested in it, and it would eventually lead to her current role at the W. M. Keck Foundation.

Her bio shares: 

Betty Liu is currently a Senior Program Officer at the W. M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.  She reviews biomedical grant applications and assesses the progress of funded projects in the Foundation’s Medical Research program.  She also works with external scientific experts to evaluate the impact of past Foundation grantmaking.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Betty edited grants and authored white papers that garnered private philanthropic support for biomedical research projects at the Yale School of Medicine as well as community-based organizations.   Betty received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology with special emphasis on cancer biology in 2000 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed her post-doctoral training in neuroscience in the Neurology Department at Yale University.