Joan B. Broderick

Montana State University
Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Joan B. Broderick is the Women in Science Distinguished Professor and the Department Head of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Montana State University.

She is a bio-inorganic chemist who studies how iron-sulfur clusters and S-adenosylmethionine (commonly known as SAM) are used by nature to initiate radical reactions essential to life. Other research interests include the biological assembly of complex metal clusters, and the trafficking, storage, and utilization of iron and sulfur in biology.

Broderick has an undergraduate degree from Washington State University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She was a postdoc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then an assistant professor at Amherst College. She held a faculty position at Michigan State University before moving to Montana in 2005.

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