The Biology Department Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Tilly, our new Department Chairman | Department of Biology

The Biology Department Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Tilly, our new Department Chairman

July 15, 2013

Prof. Jonathan Tilly “comes to us from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). . . His research focuses on the formation, development, and death of female germ cells, and how these processes impact on female fertility, egg quality, and the menopause. He is considered a pioneer in this field of study—publishing his work in such journals as Nature, Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, and PNAS. His most recent groundbreaking research has shown that contrary to prevailing wisdom for more than 6 decades, the ovaries of adult mammals—including women, possess germline stem cells capable of new oocyte (egg) production. In 2012, Jon was named one of the top 12 innovators in science and biotechnology in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe.”