Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology has appointed Jane L. Peterson, PhD as President and Chief Executive Officer, taking over the position from James W. Aiken, PhD who after 11 years is retiring. Dr. Peterson will be leaving the National Institutes of Health -- where she held many different positions during her 30-year career. She is active in promoting the role of women in science. She chaired the American Society for Cell Biology's Women in Cell Biology Committee, she was a member of the NIH Women in Science Committee, and served on the Executive Board of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Peterson will assume the position of President and CEO effective April 14, 2014.