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cell biologist

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.

William Sheldon Stewart

Maria Rosalind (Markham) Stewart

Steven John Ledbetter

William Ledbetter

Joanna Ledbetter