Our final panelist for the Women’s Research in STEM Showcase is Dr. Jillian Nissen of SUNY College at Old Westbury. Dr. Nissen works to understand the differences between women and men’s immune systems in response to glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Stony Brook University CURRENT POSITION: Assistant Professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury CURRENT RESEARCH: My current research focuses on the phenomenon that men are not only more likely to be diagnosed with glioblastoma than women, but are also more likely to succumb to this disease following diagnosis.
Our third panelist for tomorrows Women’s Research in STEM Showcase is Dr. Marci Lobel of Stony Brook University. Dr. Lobel directs the Stress And Reproduction (STAR) lab, which seeks to understand the psychosocial affects of reproductive health.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Social Psychology (with minors in Health Psychology and Measurement) from the University of California, Los Angeles CURRENT POSITION: Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University RESEARCH INTERESTS: Stress, coping, and their impact on health, especially women’s reproductive health.
With the Showcase only days away, we’re continuing our interviews of the professors who will take part in our panel on being a women in STEM. Say hello to our second panelist, Dr. Harini Krishnan of Stony Brook University.
CURRENT POSITION: Postdoctoral Fellow, Miller Lab, Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Stony Brook University, NY, (This is my second postdoc).
A part of the upcoming Women’s Research in STEM Showcase, includes a panel of women professors who are prepared to talk about being a women in STEM and answer questions from the audience. We wanted to introduce our panelists and therefore say hello to Dr. Carol Carter of Stony Brook University.
EDUCATION: B.S. from City College of New York; M.Ph. from Yale University; Ph.D. from Yale University CURRENT POSITION: Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Stony Brook University
CURRENT RESEARCH: Infections caused by HIV and other viruses; anti-viral drug development; cellular protein trafficking
FUTURE GOALS: Translation of basic science discoveries to clinical use
Say hello to Shruti, our mentorship coordinator with the undergraduate WiSE group at Stony Brook and globetrotter. When she’s not researching our genome to better understand it’s relationship to cancer and psychiatric disorders, she loves to travel, meet people, and try new things. Check out what she has to say on getting more women interested in STEM!
Say hello to Ali, our secretary and cannoli connoisseur. In addition to research and helping run GWiSE, Ali serves as the Vermont and New Hampshire Chapter Liaison for She’s the First, where she works with campus chapters to further girl’s education in low income countries.
Hello readers! It’s my turn to sit in the hot seat and let you know a little bit more about me. So say hello to me, Mikaela, the blog and web administrator for this site! While blogging is my night job, my daytime hours are spent in the lab developing energy storage materials. When I’m not working, I love to go horseback riding, practice acroyoga, and read high fantasy novels.
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Say Hello to Alyssa – our Vice President, ocean expert, and pasta enthusiast. When she’s not out running on Long Island trails, she conducts research in the San Juan Islands of Washington State and on the shores here in New York.