Vicki Colvin is the Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Engineering and Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology as well as the Director for the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Prior to these positions Colvin served as the University’s Provost from July 2015 through July 2016. She moved to Brown from Rice University where she was a professor of chemistry, the Vice Provost of Research, and director of Rice’s Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology. Prof. Colvin received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Stanford University in 1988 and her PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 1994. She has received multiple teaching awards, was a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and was named one of Discover Magazine’s “Top 20 Scientists to Watch” in 2002.