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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 21 – Didem Sarikaya, Developmental and Evolutionary Biologist

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Interview with Didem Sarikaya, Developmental and Evolutionary Biologist, soon to be Harvard PhD, also an artist. Didem is interested in understanding how animals grown. She combines tools in developmental genetics, comparative evo-devo, and fieldwork in fruit flies (Drosophila) to investigate how animals make organs of different sizes.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 18 – Melanie Stegman, Biochemist, Founder of Molecular Jig Games

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melaniestegmanInterview with Melanie Stegman, Biochemistry PhD & Founder of Molecular Jig Games. Melanie Stegman, Ph.D., Founder and Creative Director of Molecular Jig Games is convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world ever and that biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle. Molecular Jig makes games to teach the average human how cells work. Stegman earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, studying the regulation of gene expression that causes cancer and birth defects. As a post doctoral scientist at Weill Cornell, NYC, Stegman studied DNA repair in the human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Current projects are the development and evaluation of Immune Defense (www.MolecularJig.com/Immune-Defense-Game) and the development of the ScienceGameCenter.org where video games that teach science are reviewed by scientists, teachers, game developers and players.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 13 – Pinshane Huang, Materials Research Scientist, Applied Physicist

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Pinshane HuangInterview with Pinshane Huang, who has a phd in applied physics and is a postdoc at Columbia University in the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center. She is a photographer for tiny things.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 12 – Alison Criscitiello, Glaciologist

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AlisonCriscitielloInterview with Alison Criscitiello, a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary, as a glaciologist studying ice core chemistry.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 11 – Amanda Liesch, Soil Physics PhD Student

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mandylieschInterview with Amanda Liesch, Master Hole Digger, Queen of Soils and a Soil Physics PhD Student at North Carolina State University.

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Lucy Shapiro, Pioneering Biologist, Will Receive 2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University

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Lucy Shapiro, professor of developmental biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive the 2014 Pearl meister Greengard Prize, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding women in science, from The Rockefeller University. Shapiro’s work in developmental biology illuminated the mechanisms that control the differentiation of cells in all living things, from the simplest organisms to the most complex.

“The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize spotlights the extraordinary role women play in the sciences,” said Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard, who is Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University. “By highlighting the work of today’s most accomplished female researchers, we hope to show young women that not only is it possible to succeed in the STEM fields, it’s possible to change the way we see the world. Dr. Shapiro’s work is exemplary of that premise.”

Greengard, along with his wife, sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, founded the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize in 2003, named in honor of Greengard’s mother, who died during his birth. Greengard dedicated his Nobel honorarium to provide the seed funding for what he envisioned as a yearly salute to women’s accomplishments in what remains a male-dominated field. Over the past 11 years, a generous group of University donors has joined the Greengards in support of the Prize.

“It is a great honor to receive an award that recognizes the contributions of women in science and highlights our presence in the wonderful journey of scientific discovery,” Shapiro said. “All science, now more than ever, is a collaborative effort and through the years I have shared the rich experience of gleaning scientific insights with a cadre of women and men of amazing abilities.”

Winners of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, who receive a $100,000 honorarium, are selected by a committee of ten extraordinary scientists, five of them winners of the Nobel Prize.

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize ceremony is open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please visit greengardprize.rockefeller.edu.

Women in STEM Podcast Episode 10 – Heather Olins, Organismic and Evolutionary Biologist

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heatherolinsInterview with Heather Olins, PhD candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, studying deep sea hydrothermal vent microbial ecology.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 9 – Lauren Aycock, Many-body Physicist

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laurenaycockInterview with Lauren Aycock, Graduate student in Physics at Cornell University & Joint Quantum Institute. Lauren is doing guest research at National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) on many-body physics.

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Physics Girl Interviews Emily Calandrelli about The Vomit Comet #WomenInSTEM

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Ever wonder what NASA’s Vomit Comet is like? Wonder what microgravity feels like? Physics Girl interviews Emily Calandrelli who is the host and co-producer of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space. She’s a graduate from MIT and WVU with degrees in aeronautics, astronautics, technology and policy.  Follow Physics Girl on YouTube and Emily at her website.

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Women in STEM Podcast Episode 4 – Marie Webster, research scientist & post-doctoral fellow at The Wistar Institute

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marie-labcoatInterview with Marie Webster, Post-doctoral Fellow and research scientist at The Wistar Institute with a PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences.

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