Goodenough, Ursula

Ursula Goodenough


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One of America’s leading cell biologists, Ursula Goodenough is currently Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, where her teaching and research have focused on cell biology.  She is the author of a widely used textbook, Genetics, and has served in a variety of national biomedical capacities, including on National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation review panels.  She has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals, and in many positions in the American Society for Cell biology, including the presidency.  Goodenough has been president of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science for four years.  In her acclaimed book, The Sacred Depths of Nature, she offers a unique blend of modern science and spiritual meanings.