Frances Brodsky is a former Marshall Scholar, now Professor of Cell Biology at University College London, recently serving two terms as Director of the UCL Division of Biosciences.  Previously, Frances was Professor at the University of California San Francisco, where she still holds an Adjunct Professorship. Frances runs a research laboratory at UCL that focuses on fundamental molecular mechanisms of cell function that impact human health and disease in the areas of metabolism, the immune system and cell growth. With her broad research expertise, she has chaired numerous funding advisory boards in the US and EU and was a founding co-Editor of the journal Traffic (about intracellular pathways). Frances is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and, following election to the governing council, served as Interim Vice-President International (2021). She is also an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Frances was an Alumni Observer on the MACC from 2021-2022 and serves on the Marshall Scholar selection committee for the San Francisco region and on the jury for the Blavatnik Awards in Life Sciences. She is recipient of a Senior Career Recognition Award from the American Society for Cell Biology.