Michelle LaBonte is a PhD Candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard. Her dissertation examines disease definition and diagnostic uncertainty in medicine, with a specific focus on the history of cystic fibrosis. She has published articles in the history of medicine and biology, bioethics, biology education, and molecular immunology.

Michelle received an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and a PhD in Virology from the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University. After post-doctoral research on HIV at Harvard, she spent over a decade teaching biology to undergraduate students in the classroom and in the laboratory. Most recently, Michelle was on the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, where she taught courses in cell and molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, and immunology.


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Guide to Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Fibrosis: A Syllabus for Physicians. New York: Professional Education Committee. National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, 1963.