Mandë Holford is as an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College and CUNY-Graduate Center, with scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medical College. Her joint appointments reflect her interdisciplinary research, which combines chemistry and biology to discover, characterize, and deliver novel peptides from venomous marine snails as tools for manipulating cellular physiology in pain and cancer. She has received several awards, including being recently named a “New Champion Young Scientist” by the World Economic Forum, the prestigious Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and she was named a “21st Century Chemist” in the NBC-Learn “Chemistry Now” series. Holford is actively involved in science education, advancing the public understanding of science, and science policy. She is co-founder of KillerSnails.com, a learning games company, and RAISEW.org, an NSF project to increase women in science. She received her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University.