The third and final candidate who could take over as the Michigan State provost — Teresa Woodruff — is set to virtually visit campus via Zoom on Wednesday.
The Zoom meeting will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and she will be asked a list of set questions provided by the MSU community. Questions can be submitted to be asked during the moderated forum until Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Woodruff has been with Northwestern University since 1995, beginning as an associate professor in the department of medicine and the department of neurobiology and physiology.
She now serves as the dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education, a position she has held since 2017.
At Northwestern, she also serves as the director of the Center for Reproductive Science, the vice chair for research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology through the Feinberg School of Medicine.
She is also the founder and director of both the Oncofertility Consortium and the Women's Health Research Institute. In the Division of Fertility Preservation, she serves as the founder and chief, according to her 56-page curriculum vitae.
Woodruff's main research focus is in fertility preservation for young men and women who might face fertility-threatening conditions.
Woodruff received her B.S. from Olivet Nazarene University in zoology and chemistry. After that, she received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in molecular biology and cell biology. After receiving her Ph.D., she served as a postdoctoral fellow at Genentech Inc. in the department of cell research development.
She has also served as the lead author or co-author in 399 published works.
For more information on the provost search, check out the university provost search page.
Woodruff's full CV can be viewed below.