Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.

Board member since 2015

Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.

Board member since 2015

Nationality: American/Swiss | Year of birth: 1958

Nancy C. Andrews has extensive experience as a physician, scientist, professor and senior administrator at leading academic institutions and hospitals. Her distinguished career spans more than 30 years, with leadership roles at both Harvard Medical School and the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews currently chairs the board of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is credited with conducting research that led to advances in understanding iron biology and iron diseases.

Professional experience

  • Dean emerita, Duke University School of Medicine, and vice chancellor emerita for academic affairs, Duke University, US (2017–present)
  • Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Duke University, US (2007–2017)
  • Professor of pediatrics, pharmacology and cancer biology, Duke University, US (2007–present)
  • Dean for basic sciences and graduate studies, Harvard Medical School, US (2003–2007)
  • Director, Harvard/MIT M.D.-Ph.D. Program, US (1999–2003)
  • Biomedical research investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US (1993–2006)

Mandates

  • Board member, Maze Therapeutics Inc., US
  • Board member, Charles River Laboratories Inc., US
  • Council member, National Academy of Sciences, US
  • Former council member (2013–2019) and member, National Academy of Medicine, US
  • Member of the executive committee of the Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  • Chair of the board, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, US
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Dyne Therapeutics Inc., US
  • Board member and former chair, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, US (2011–2019)
  • Member of the Scientific Management Review Board, National Institutes of Health, US (2014–2019)

Education

  • Doctor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, US
  • Doctorate in biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  • Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, Yale University, US

Key skills

  • Medicine/healthcare/R&D
  • Leadership/management