About the JPBC
The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution was founded in 1996 with major support from the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation. The Center builds dynamic and productive interdisciplinary collaborations to pursue research that explores the evolution and interaction of genomes of diverse organisms that play significant roles in environmental biology and human health.
About Josephine Bay Paul
The Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution is dedicated to the memory of Josephine Bay Paul (1900-1962), a leader in industry, education, and the arts in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As President of A. M. Kidder & Co., Josephine Bay Paul was the first woman to head a corporate member firm of the New York Stock Exchange. She was also chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American Export Lines.