Title: Biochemistry Professor
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Diana Scott Beattie, PhD, biochemistry professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bioenergetics.
Over the last five decades, Dr. Beattie has been highly regarded in her field as an exceptional scientist who has worked hard for her achievements. She has demonstrated excellence in roles including chairman of the department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, as well as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges and president of the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry. Dr. Beattie has sat on several boards including the advisory committee for medical school programs for the Association of Medical Colleges, the editorial board of the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. In addition, she was afforded the opportunity to serve on the National Institutes of Health study section research panel, which she previously chaired.
Dr. Beattie demonstrates an expertise in bioenergetics, which is the broad field on how food is processed within the body to create and supply energy to its essential functions. Her career has been supported by her education, which includes a PhD and a Master of Science from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College. For her contributions to her field, she has been the recipient of an award from the Metropolitan New York chapter of the Association for Women in Science. She has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and she is distinguished as a Fulbright fellow and a Fogarty International Fellow. In addition, she was honored with a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered an expert by her peers, Dr. Beattie has always been involved in industry organizations to inspire and remain at the top of her field. Notably, she was a member of the cell biology test committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges, chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners, vice chair of the National Caucus of Basic Biomedical Science Chairs, member of the biochemistry test committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners, and member of the membership committee for the American Society of Biological Chemists. In the years to come, Dr. Beattie intends to work toward continued success in her field.
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