Betty Holberton

Betty Holberton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1917 into a family of 8 children. At the University of Pennsylvania, Holberton studied journalism, because its curriculum let her travel far afield. Journalism was also one of the few fields open to women as a career in the 1940s. On her first day of classes, Holberton’s math professor asked...

May-Britt Moser

Dr. May-Britt Moser is the founding Director of Centre for Neural Computation and Co-Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. She received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for the identification of grid cells which contribute to the brain’s coordinate system and make it possible for the brain to determine its...

Evelyn Nicol

This week for WiSE Wednesday we’re featuring Evelyn Carmon Nicol (1930-2020) a molecular biologist and immunologist whose work led to the development of multiple medical testing kits including one for HIV and led her to become one of the first African Americans to obtain a patent in molecular biology. She fought discrimination and sexism...

Judith Walters

This week for WiSE Wednesday we’re featuring Dr. Judith R. Walters, a Senior Investigator at the NIH National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Chief of the Neurophysiological Pharmacology Section.  Dr. Walters received her bachelors from Mt. Holyoke College and did her Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University researching the neurophysiology of...

Aviv Regev

This week for WiSE Wednesday we’re featuring Dr. Aviv Regev, Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Early Development at Genentech.  She is a pioneer in the fields of single cell analysis, bioinformatics and systems biology and is a co-chair of the organizing committee for the Human Cell Atlas project, an international project...

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