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BioCrossroads announces appointment of University of Notre Dame Provost Marie Lynn Miranda to its Board of Directors



INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 10, 2020) – BioCrossroads announces that Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., has been elected as a member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Miranda is the current Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, the University’s second-ranking officer, who has overall responsibility for the academic enterprise.

Prior to joining Notre Dame, she served as provost at Rice University from 2015 to 2019 and as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

“Marie Lynn is a tremendous addition to the BioCrossroads board,” said Dan Peterson, vice president of industry and government affairs, Cook Group, and chair of the BioCrossroads board. “Her expertise, enthusiasm and passion will be incredibly valuable to the work that we do to advance Indiana’s life sciences industry, particularly with our data science projects.”

In addition to her responsibilities as provost, Dr. Miranda is a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health and is especially well-known for her research on childhood lead exposure. She is also a professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at Notre Dame, maintaining an active research portfolio.

She is a leader in the rapidly evolving field of geospatial health informatics and is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. Her interest in the joint effects of social and environmental exposures has led her to study the impact on health of racial residential segregation, in particular.

Dr. Miranda graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics and was named a Truman Scholar. She received her master’s and doctorate from Harvard University, where she held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

About BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads ( is Indiana’s initiative to grow, advance and invest in the life sciences, a public-private collaboration that supports the region’s existing research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development. BioCrossroads invests capital and provides support to life sciences businesses, launches new life sciences enterprises (Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, 16 Tech, Indiana Health Information Exchange, BioCrossroadsLINX, OrthoWorx and Datalys Center), expands collaboration and partnerships among Indiana’s life science institutions, promotes science education and markets Indiana’s life sciences industry.

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