Annette Salmeen, D.Phil., was a 1996 Olympian and gold medalist as a member of the U.S.A women’s swimming 800 freestyle relay team. She served as an athlete’s representative on committees for the USA Swimming national governing body from 1996 to 2005. In 2005, she was elected as an athlete member of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Board of Directors and served on the USADA board until 2012. She was a member of the USADA board research committee and was also involved with efforts to support athlete education and the USADA True Sport initiative.
Annette graduated with honors in Chemistry from UCLA in 1997. She earned her doctoral degree in Biochemistry as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 2001. Her doctoral research was in the field of structural biology. Following her graduate work, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University in the Chemical and Systems Biology Department. Her post-doctoral project focused on studying growth factor signaling pathways. After her post-doc, she worked as a project scientist at the DOE Joint Genome Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Currently, Annette is a lecturer and Core Course Coordinator in the Human Biology Program at Stanford.