As part of the CSHL scientific seminars, WiSE hosts prominent female scientists who have contributed to the advancement of women in science to present their research.

Past events

Carol Greider, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

March 17, 2017

Dr. Greider's lab is focused on understanding telomerase and cellular and organismal consequences of telomere dysfunction. To examine telomere function, her lab uses biochemistry assays, yeast, and mice. Carol discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, and was awarded  the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. To learn more about her research:

Leslie Vosshall, Professor, HHMI Investigator, Rockefeller University

January 26, 2017

The Vosshall lab studies how complex behaviors are controlled by cues from the environment and modulated by internal physiological state.  Working with Drosophila Melanogaster flies, mosquitoes and human subjects, Dr. Vosshall's research yielded new knowledge about how sensory stimuli are processed and perceived.
To learn more about her research:

Ann Graybiel, Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

February 2, 2016

On February 2, 2016 WiSE hosted Dr. Ann Graybiel as the first McClintock Lecturer! Ann Graybiel studies the basal ganglia, forebrain structures that are profoundly important for normal brain function but are also implicated in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. Graybiel’s work is uncovering neural deficits related to these disorders, as well as the role the basal ganglia play in guiding normal behavior.

To learn more about her research: