Linda Buck! Sharon Long! Mary-Claire King! and more...

I am so looking forward to the talks tomorrow.

Linda Buck! Sharon Long! Mary-Claire King! and more...

Frontiers in the Life Sciences: a Symposium Celebrating Excellence

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I am so looking forward to the talks tomorrow. Linda Buck! Sharon Long! Mary-Claire King! and more... Frontiers in the Life Sciences: a Symposium Celebrating Excellence
I was so pleased to have a chance to take part in the Women in Science Symposium at Cornell April 2-3. Thanks to the Cornell faculty and students that put together this wonderful event. For those that could not attend, read the graduate student interviews with the speakers here. Dr. Mary Power is…
Zuska never fails to make people think. And she made me wonder this and made me think that perhaps we could pass some names along to future Noble committees - you know, just in case they're having trouble coming up with names of female scientists. Maybe we can be some help. I have a few…
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