Pearl Bergad gained a Masters Degree in Biology from CBS and later spent 28 years working as a research molecular biologist in the U of M Medical School.
Her research included studies into pediatrics and the role of growth hormone in various biological processes, including in the early development of the fetus and child.
Dr. Bergad’s biology training led her to understand Chinese cultural impacts and on leaving her science career, she became Executive Director of Minneapolis’ Chinese Heritage Foundation directing programs and activities designed to promote and preserve Chinese culture, history, and heritage. Dr. Bergad has been recognized with major awards for her distinguished careers in both the sciences and arts.
This is why her guild symbol is a warm berry color symbolizing her passion for science and music.