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Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Penn
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Lester is editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chemical Physics and founding member of the Penn Forum for Women Faculty. Her research group has developed innovative methods for stabilizing entrance channel complexes and reaction intermediates of environmental significance.