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Date of Birth: 1946
Shirley Tilghman is most recognized for being the first female president of Princeton University and is the second female to hold the position of president in the Ivy League. She received her Honors B.Sc. from Queen's University before obtaining her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University. During her postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, she was a member of the team which cloned the first mammalian gene. Tilghman was a founding member of the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health.