Director, Science of Learning Centers Program, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
Soo-Siang Lim is the lead program director and chair of the Coordinating Committee for the Science of Learning Centers (SLC) Program at the US National Science Foundation (NSF). She has led this program since when the first SLCs were established to provide intellectual, organizational and physical infrastructure for addressing large-scale, complex problems about learning in humans, other animals and machines. Dr. Lim has extensive experience in reviewing, managing and overseeing interdisciplinary research in her work at the NSF, and she serves on the Interagency Task Force for Arts and Human Development spearheaded by the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the U.S. department of Health and Human Services. Before the NSF, she was an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Indiana University, where she conducted research in cell biology and neuroscience. She received a Ph.D in Anatomy from the University of North Dakota, and postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.