W. Ian Lipkin '74

W. Ian Lipkin ’74, a world renowned scientist, acknowledges his Sarah Lawrence College education as helping to equip him intellectually for the work he does. In his 2000 Commencement address to Sarah Lawrence’s graduating class, he referred to his liberal arts studies: “Many of the concepts I now use daily in molecular biology and neuroscience are rooted in lessons learned by reading Hegel, Levi-Strauss, and Thomas Kuhn.” Lipkin is featured in the Spring ’08 issue of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health) Discovery News as “among the notable infectious diseases investigators in a remarkable generation of discovery.”