Pamela Silver is the Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She received her B.S. in Chemistry and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California and was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. She has held faculty positions at Princeton University and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was recognized by the World Economic Forum.