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Salk holds second Women & Science event

Catherine Rivier and Darlene Shiley

From left: Catherine Rivier and Darlene Shiley

More than 60 community and business leaders assembled at the Salk Institute on November 27 for the second Salk Women & Science event, which featured Catherine Rivier, professor emerita of the Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, speaking about her groundbreaking research on hormones. The ongoing program is designed to provide a vibrant forum for women to interact with female scientists as they discuss the latest discoveries in research and technology.

Rivier gave a presentation of how information about stressors, such as exposure to alcohol or stimulation of the immune system, is transmitted to the brain, as well as where in the brain the information is received and how the brain mounts appropriate endocrine responses. The event also featured remarks by Darlene Shiley, vice chair of the Salk board of trustees and co-chair of the Campaign for Salk.

The next Salk Women & Science event will be held Tuesday, March 19 from 4–6 p.m. For more information, contact Betsy Reis, director of donor relations, at 858.453.4100, x1426 or email: breis@salk.edu.