About the Speaker

  • Name

    Frances Richmond

  • Institute

    Univ. of Southern California

  • Department

    Regulatory and Quality Sciences

  • Position

    Emerita Professor

  • Economy


  • Contact Information

  • A brief history


  • Dr. Frances Richmond is currently an emerita professor at the University of Southern California. She was previously the Director of the D.K. Kim International Center for Regulatory Science and founding Chair of the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences at USC.

    Dr. Richmond was educated as a neurophysiologist (BNSc, MSc, PhD) at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, then completed post-doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal and the U. S. National Institutes of Health. She returned to the faculty of Queen's University, where she served during her tenure as a professor, Associate Dean of Life Sciences (1989-1992) and Director of the MRC Center for Sensory-Motor Research (1992-2000). Research there focused on the neurological basis of normal and abnormal motor control. She also served as a policy advisor to Industry Canada and graduated from Canada’s National Defense College. Dr. Richmond was a consulting clinical scientist at the Alfred E. Mann Foundation (1994-1995) Advanced Bionics Corporation (1995-1999). Research focused on implantable electrical devices and microsensors and diverse pharmaceutical products. Dr. Richmond has been part of five US research consortia (NIH Engineering Research partnership, NIH Bioengineering Research partnership, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics).