Dr. Ilga Winicov Harrington

Ilga Winicov Harrington

Title: Research Professor Emerita
Company: Arizona State University
Location: Falmouth, Maine, United States

Dr. Ilga Winicov Harrington, Research Professor Emerita at Arizona State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators and Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of plant biology.

Dr. Harrington benefits from the accumulated experience of more than three decades in the field of plant biology. Following three years of excellence at Arizona State University, she was bestowed with the distinguished title of a research professor emerita upon her retirement in 2002. Previously, she had excelled in various positions at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where she advanced from the role of an assistant professor to a full professor of biochemistry and microbiology. Dr. Harrington first entered higher academia as a research assistant professor at the Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine of Temple University in 1976, having previously conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In her career-related endeavors, Dr. Harrington garnered expertise in her professional field as a consultant in the areas of biochemistry nucleic acids, molecular biology and plant biotechnology. Well regarded for her scholarly output, she has contributed articles to a variety of professional journals, and was the author of “How to Eat Healthy and Well for Less than Five Dollars a Day.” Likewise, Dr. Harrington is an accomplished inventor and holds several patents in the field.

Before venturing onto her vocational path, Dr. Harrington sought a formal education at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in microbiology in 1956. Following this accomplishment, she matriculated at the University of Wisconsin, where she received a Master of Science in bacteriology in 1958. Dr. Harrington concluded her academic efforts with further studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1971. Eminently qualified in her field, she was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2002.

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