Marsha Rich Rosner earned a B.A. in biochemistry from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from MIT. In 1982, she became an Assistant Professor in the
Dept. of Applied Biological Sciences at MIT. Dr. Rosner joined the University of Chicago faculty as an Associate Professor in 1987 and was promoted to Full Professor in
1994. She was founder and first Chair of the Committee on Cancer Biology, a degree-granting graduate program leading to the Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Dr. Rosner was
appointed the Charles B. Huggins Professor and later became the Chair of the Ben May Department for Cancer Research for 13 years. She is currently a Fellow of the
Institute for Molecular Engineering, and the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology. Dr. Rosner has received several honors including election as a Fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2011.