Salk Women & Science

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Salk Women & Science


Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that engages women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. The program provides a dynamic and vibrant forum in which community and business leaders and Salk’s women of science have an opportunity to gather as friends, entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in science and technology while inspiring more women to embrace scientific research as a focus of personal and philanthropic interest.

The Salk Women & Science program is making great strides toward awareness of the need for more women and other underrepresented groups to fully participate in science innovation. By supporting this program you will encourage more young women to pursue science as a career, assist in mentoring those already in the field and support the work of scientists on the brink of major achievements. Our goal is to showcase the contributions of brilliant women scientists. The funds raised from our Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative, provide special awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects.

Please consider a gift to the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative. Your contribution will help provide the resources our scientists need to accelerate the pace of discovery into clinical settings to benefit you and your loved ones.

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Faculty

Elizabeth Blackburn

President
Irwin M. Jacobs Presidential Chair


Nicola Allen

Assistant Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Hearst Foundation Development Chair
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Katherine Jones

Professor
Regulatory Biology Laboratory

Janelle Ayres

Assistant Professor
Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Julie Law

Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Hearst Foundation Development Chair

Ursula Bellugi

Professor and Director
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
Salk Founders' Chair

Vicki Lundblad

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Ralph S. and Becky O'Connor Chair

Suzanne Bourgeois

Professor Emerita
Regulatory Biology Laboratory

Clodagh O'Shea

Associate Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William Scandling Developmental Chair
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Joanne Chory

Professor and Director
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology
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Catherine Rivier

Professor Emerita
Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology

Beverly Emerson

Professor
Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Edwin K. Hunter Chair
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Tatyana Sharpee

Associate Professor
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory
Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair
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Diana Hargreaves

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory


In Memorium: Marguerite Vogt

A cancer biologist and virologist, Vogt was noted for her research on cancer at the Salk Institute. In the early 1950s, she worked with Renato Dulbecco on methods to culture poliovirus at the California Institute of Technology, and followed him to the Salk Institute in 1963. She remained active in her lab until her late 80s, publishing her last paper in 1998. She died July 6, 2007 at the age of 94.


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For more information, please contact:


Elizabeth (Betsy) Collins

Director of Donor Relations
Phone: (858) 453-4100 x1426
E-mail: becollins@salk.edu

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