Susan Lindquist is a Member and former Director (2001-2004) of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Biology at MIT. She co-founded FoldRx and is on the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson. She was the Albert D. Lasker Professor of Medical Sciences (1999-2001) and faculty member at the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from Harvard University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Philosophical Society and the Institute of Medicine. Her honors include the Dickson Prize in Medicine, the Otto-Warburg Prize, the Genetics Society of America Medal, the FASEB Excellence in Science Award, the Max Delbrück Medal, the Mendel Medal, the E.B. Wilson Medal and, in 2009, the National Medal of Science.