Alison Farmer is a former research astrophysicist who is dedicated to saving our home planet by bringing energy efficiency to laboratory buildings. Alison is Associate Director of Global Engineering at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and serves as Secretary of the I2SL Board of Directors. Ms. Farmer has chaired I2SL's Laboratory Benchmarking Working Group since its inception in 2014. She was a 2018 recipient of the I2SL Go Beyond Award.
Alison earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from the University of Cambridge in England and a PhD in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).