Rita R. Colwell

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Rita R. Colwell
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Rita R. Colwell in 2011.
Born (1934-11-23) November 23, 1934 (age 84)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Scientific career
FieldsMicrobiology
InstitutionsNational Science Foundation
University of Maryland College Park
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Rita Rossi Colwell (born November 23, 1934) is an American environmental microbiologist and scientific administrator. Colwell holds degrees in bacteriology, genetics, and oceanography and studies infectious diseases. Colwell is the founder and Chair of CosmosID, a bioinformatics company.

From 1998 to 2004, she was the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation.[1]

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  1. "Rita Rossi Colwell , MSA SC 3520-11592". msa.maryland.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-23.