Rita Colwell

Founder & Director at Cosmosid, Inc.

Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell

Founder & Director at Cosmosid, Inc.

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Career Highlights

Cosmosid, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

6048

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

11/23/1934 - Massachusetts

Age

86

Number of Awards

3

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President Emeritus at Morehouse College

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President & Chief Executive Officer at College Retirement Equities Fund

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Founder at CO2 Sciences, Inc.

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Former President at Heinz Center

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President at American Institute of Toxicology, Inc.

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Chief Scientist at Simons Foundation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Starr Foundation

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Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at Yale University - Yale School of Medicine

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President at Foundation for Management Education in Central America

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Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy & Aging Health Policy & Management at Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

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Rita Colwell
Founder & Director at Cosmosid, Inc.
Education
M.S. in Genetics
Class of 1956

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Ph.D. in Oceanography

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy. And being public has always meant being accessible. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.

Memberships
Member
2003 - Current

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is a nonprofit company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, that provides research and development services on sciences.

Member
Current

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Founding Editor
2016 - Current
Founder & Director
2008 - Current

Cosmosid, Inc. is an American private company located in College Park, MD. The firm operates as a bioinformatics company that focused on rapid identification of microorganisms in met genomic samples.The company says this about itself: CosmosID®, based in Rockville, MD, provides solutions unlocking the microbiome through the use of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and industry-leading bioinformatics solutions to achieve rapid identification and characterization of microorganisms for pharmaceutical R&D, molecular diagnostics, public health, food safety, agriculture, and environmental applications. CosmosID's 11+ years of expertise enables end-to-end support of microbiome studies including study design, sample collection, sample preparation, NGS, bioinformatics and interpretation support. Available online, CosmosID's cloud-based metagenomics application offers user-friendly access to the world's largest curated database for microbial genomics and independently validated to return metagenomic analyses at strain-level resolution with industry-leading sensitivity and precision.

Chief Science Officer
Current

Gentag, Inc. develops disposable, ultrathin wearable, and immunoassay biosensors. Its products include NFC and optical skin patches, biomarkers, and discharge kits. The company was founded by John Peeters in 2001 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Scientific Advisors Board
Current

Avesthagen Ltd. provides personalized healthcare through convergence of food, pharma and population genetics. It offers genome analysis, transcriptome analysis, metabolome analysis and lead optimization, and recombinant protein expression services, as well as engages in the generation of stable mammalian cell lines over-expressing a recombinant protein, development of product specific bioassays, and design of novel animal component free production media. The company was founded by Villoo Morwala Zareer Patell on April 20, 1998 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Chairman, Board of Governors
Prior
President
Prior

American Institute of Biological Sciences, Inc. is a non-profit organization which engages in the development of research programs and educational resources. Its activities include scientific peer advisory and review services for research proposals and programs sponsored by funding organizations, including the federal government, state agencies, private research foundations, and other non-government organizations. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

NAS Council Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2017

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2011

Senator from Maryland

$1,000
2010

Former Senator from Maryland

$200
2008

Former Senator from Maryland

Awards & Honors
2006
National Medal of Science
2004
Bates College
Order of the Rising Sun
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