Dr. Lisa Meffert

Dr. Lisa Meffert, Marshall High School Class of '78, is a Rice University Professor and evolutionary biologist. Her research has been published in cartoon form in Discover Magazine for a science classics series called “Flies in the Face of Everything.” She attended Purdue University and University of Houston - where she became a teacher before moving to Assistant Professor in the Rice Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Most likely to be found wearing a lab coat, Dr. Meffert has managed large grants from National Science Foundation and NASA. As a speaker, her message inspires women to pursue careers in science. She also appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's science special, “Quirks and Quarks,” and is dedicated to saving endangered species.

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Responsibility
School: 
John Marshall High School
Year: 
2007
Class of ...: 
1978