Maggie Hardy Elected Fellow of the RES

Dr. Maggie Hardy, a research fellow at the University of Queensland in the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia, was recently elected to serve as a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society in the United Kingdom.

An internationally recognized leader in her field, her research program is focused on the discovery, characterization, and commercialization of novel chemistries from the venom of Australian spiders. She is an advocate for equity and diversity in higher education and careers in research, and has a particular interest in open-access discovery programs. In addition to her research, Dr. Hardy is a wife and mother.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and the Executive Advisory Board of Bravehearts. Dr. Hardy is the 2016 President of the International Branch of the Entomological Society of America.

She joins distinguished past Fellows like Charles Darwin and Alfred R. Wallace. You can connect with her on Twitter at .