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Julia Lane

Assistant Vice President for Science, University of Chicago

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Julia Lane is responsible for developing and executing growth strategies across the University of Chicago’s science, engineering, and innovation landscape. This includes developing new institutes, building global and domestic partnerships, and working with stakeholders to translate discoveries into impact. She works across scientific and technology sectors including quantum engineering, artificial intelligence, biotech, and energy technologies. Lane also oversees the Inclusive Innovation in the Sciences Initiative, which is committed to ensuring South Side residents benefit from the economic opportunities that result from emerging science and technology domains. 

Prior to her current role, Lane was most recently the founding executive director of research strategy for the UChicago Data Science Institute (DSI), where she was responsible for the strategic management and development of research and technology initiatives and programs. Throughout her career, Lane has been committed to building the representation of women and minorities in STEM-related fields and has developed and scaled programs designed to increase representation in the sciences. She has a BA in international relations and comparative politics from the American University of Paris and an MA in international relations from the UChicago Committee on International Relations.