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Scientist, Social Entrepreneur Profiled on MAKERS

May 1, 2012

The newest legends spotlighted on include molecular biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff, known for her breakthrough diabetes research, and social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin, who founded Dress for Success and now leads teen social justice organization Do Something.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff is a molecular biologist, whose breakthrough research showed how bacterial cells could be converted into insulin. She's currently the ChiefScientific Officer of Cytonome/ST and is deeply committed to the recruitment and retention of minorities and women in science. She is a founding member of SACNAS, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans inScience, and has served as a board member and vice-president for the organization.

Nancy Lublin is a social entrepreneur and creator of Dress for Success, a non-profit that helps economically disadvantaged women gain economic independence. She is currently the CEO of Do Something, an organization for teens looking to create and promote social change.

Learn more about Nancy by watching this video: