Carol A. Fierke
Carol A. Fierke serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of Brandeis University, with a faculty appointment in the Department of Biochemistry. She earned a PhD in biochemistry at Brandeis in 1984.
Prior to returning to Brandeis in her current role, Fierke was provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. Before that, she was dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs, graduate studies, at the University of Michigan, where she also served as chemistry department chair for nearly a decade, and was the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.
A world leader in her field, Fierke is the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s Repligen Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes, the Protein Society’s Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry for her contributions in the application of chemistry to the study of enzymes. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and a number of other agencies and foundations, including the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Keck Foundation.