Machi Dilworth

Machi Dilworth
Machi Dilworth
Vice President for Gender Equality and Human Resource Development
Ph.D. and M.A. in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, University of California at Los Angeles
B.A. in Natural Sciences, International Christian University, Tokyo


Feb 2016 Vice President for Gender Equality and Human Resource Development, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Apr 2015 Vice President for Gender Equality, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
2012–2014 Senior Advisor, Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo
2011–2012 Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF)
2010–2011 Deputy Assistant Director (Acting) for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, NSF
2007–2010 Director, Tokyo Regional Office, NSF/ Scientific and Technical Attaché, US Embassy in Tokyo
1997–2007 Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, NSF
1990–1997 Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, NSF
1996–1997 Visiting Scientist, RIKEN at Wako (on developmental leave from NSF)
1981–1990 Associate Program Manager - Associate Chief, Competitive Research Grants Office, US Department of Agriculture
1979–1981 Assistant Program Director, Directorate for Behavioral and Biological Sciences, NSF


2014–2015 The Japan ICU Foundation (New York) Board of Trustees: A Trustee
2013–Present Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Board of Directors: Director
2012–2014 US National Research Council Committee on Review of the Agriculture Food Research Initiative: Member
EC-US Taskforce on Biotechnology Research: Member
1998–2007 The Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes, the National Science and Technology Council, OSTP: Executive Secretary
1998–2007 NIH National Center for Research Resources Council: Member
2000–2005 RIKEN Plant Science Center Advisory Board: Member


2007 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2007 Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists
2002 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award from the White House
1996–1997 Science and Technology Agency (Japan) Fellowship
1967–1971 Fulbright Travel Fellowship