Prof. Linda Columbus named Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry

Professor Linda Columbus was recently named a Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry. 

Professor Columbus first earned her Bachelor of science from Smith College in 1996, and then earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. Later, she served as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute from 2002-2007.  

She first came to the University as an assistant professor in 2007, then was promoted to a full professor in 2019. Dr. Columbus’s research focuses on biochemistry, and her interests include membrane proteins and their structure, function, and dynamics. 

Professor Columbus also currently serves as the faculty director for the HMMI Driving Change Initiative in the College and as a professor of molecular physiology and biological physics. 

Congratulations to Professor Columbus on this outstanding achievement.