Dr. Lynne Maquat serves as the University of Rochester Medical Center's RNA biology director. Her career in science spans 40 years. Her research is focused on finding out more about human diseases. The Rochester Business Alliance Women's Council gave Maquat the award for professional achievement, community service and leadership in the advancement of other professional women. She offered advice to young women after the ceremony.
"Do something that you love. I love science, and I know there are a lot of other women who love science, and I encourage them to go as far as they can. And go beyond your comfort zone. A lot of us work beyond our comfort zone," she said.
The Women's Council announced there will be a new award next yer. The "Athena Young Professional Leadership Award" will recognize emerging business leaders.