Maria Pellegrini, W.M. Keck Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director of Programs

FUNDING AREAS: Medical and science and engineering research

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PROFILE: Pellegrini is the executive director of programs for the Keck Foundation. Her bio shares: 

Dr. Maria Pellegrini serves as an Executive Director for Programs at the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles. Dr. Pellegrini serves as a Member of Science and Technology Advisory Board at Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC. Dr. Pellegrini served as Vice President for Research at Brandeis University and the Program Director for Science and Engineering and the Liberal Arts at the Keck Foundation. Before joining the Keck Foundation Dr. Pellegrini spent 20 years on the faculty of the University of Southern California as Professor of Biology. During that time, she served as department chair for five years, and as Dean of Research in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She was a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the recipient of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholar Award. Dr. Pellegrini serves on the Boards of the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and the USC-Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. Dr. Pellegrini received her A.B. in Chemistry from Connecticut College, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech.