H. Kim Bottomly, Ph.D., a renowned immunobiologist and a deputy provost at Yale, became the 13th president of Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 2007. As deputy provost, Bottomly led an initiative to add women and minorities to the Yale faculty. As a scientist she focused on factors that influence the initiation of immune responses. She has served as a member of the Immunobiology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health and was appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.