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Mary Lee Stewart Ledbetter

Mary Lee Stewart Ledbetter, Mexican, American cell biologist. Leukemia Society of America fellow, 1973-1975, 77-78, National Institutes of Health fellow, 1975-1977; grantee Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1980-1984, National Science Foundation, 1984-1988, 93-94, 94-97, National Institutes of Health, 1988-1991.


  • Ledbetter, Mary Lee Stewart was born on August 30, 1944 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Daughter of William Sheldon and Maria Rosalind (Markham) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Pomona College, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, The Rockefeller University, 1972.


    • Research trainee New York University School Medicine, New York City, 1971-1972. Research associate Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1972-1975, 77-79, instructor, 1975-1978, research assistant professor, 1979-1980. From assistant to associate professor College of Holy Cross, Worcester, 1980-1993, professor, since 1993.

      Visiting assistant professor Dartmouth College, Hanover, 1977, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1992. Cell biology advisory panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1986-1990, young investigator selection panel, 1992-1993. NSCORT peer review panel AIBS/NAASA, Washington, 1990.

      Presidential young investigator selection panal, 1991. Member selection panel Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1994. Guest scientist The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, since 1994.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Violinist Newton (Massachusetts) Symphony Orchestra, 1984-1994, New Philharmonia Orchestra, since 1995. Member American Society for Cell Biology (councilor 1995-1998), Council on Undergrad. Research (councilor 1989-1991), Association for Women in Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Steven John Ledbetter, September 10, 1966. Children: William, Joanna.
    • father: William Sheldon Stewart
    • mother: Maria Rosalind (Markham) Stewart
    • spouse: Steven John Ledbetter
    • children: William Ledbetter
    • Joanna Ledbetter
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    Born August 30, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      Pomona College
    • 1972
      The Rockefeller University
    • 1971 - 1972
      Research trainee, New York University School Medicine
    • 1972 - 1975
      research associate, Dartmouth Medical School
      Hanover, Jamaica
    • 1980 - 1993
      from assistant, to associate professor College of Holy Cross
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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