Dr. Herman received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, followed by her master’s degree in Biology from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. She then received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Herman’s Ph.D. research focused on the mechanisms by which RNA-binding proteins regulated inflammation in vascular diseases. She continued her interest in RNA biology in Dr. Gorospe’s lab, as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Maryland. There, Dr. Herman incorporated aging and senescence into studies of RNA biology to identify a novel senescence-regulatory miRNA while also developing models of vascular cell senescence and aging. Dr. Herman received the Postdoctoral Funding Award, the Women in Science Research Recognition Award, and the Fellow Award for Research Excellence during her postdoctoral fellowship. Lastly, in 2021, Dr. Herman was selected as the NIA’s first Independent Research Scholar. In this position, she has established and currently leads the Translation Senescence Unit in the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics.