Women in STEM fields face unique challenges and are often acutely aware of the role their gender plays as they progress both personally and professionally through their careers. The third annual Women in Science Panel Discussion will be focused on transitioning to a leadership position. Hear diverse perspectives from an esteemed panel of successful female researchers who will share how they forged their own scientific path as principal investigator or company co-founder.
Recognizing that it takes more than the efforts of women to achieve gender equity in the workplace, we would like to have a conversation with the entire ISSCR community. We welcome all voices to join us for this important discussion.
Christine Mummery, PhD
Professor of Developmental Biology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Physicist-turned-stem cell biologist Christine Mummery uses human pluripotent stem cells to understand the underlying causes and progression of heart disease and uncover new treatments. She was editor-in-chief of the ISSCR journal, Stem Cell Reports, from its inception in 2013 through 2018, co-founder of
Janet Rossant, PhD, FRS, FRSC
Gairdner Foundation/The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Janet Rossant has made discoveries foundational to our understanding of early mammalian development and cell lineage decisions and pioneered innovative technologies to manipulate the mouse genome. Janet recently won the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award, was ISSCR President from 2013-2014, and is the winner of the 2021 ISSCR Achievement Award.
Chee Yeun Chung, PhD
Yumanity Therapeutics, USA
Chee Yeun Chung is Director of Discovery Biology and co-founder at Yumanity Therapeutics where she has made seminal contributions identifying new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Chee uses her unique and diverse research expertise, studying models from yeast to induced pluripotent stem cells, to spearhead innovative drug discovery platforms.
Valentina Greco, PhD
Yale Stem Cell Center, USA
Valentina Greco uses exquisite live imaging techniques and experimental manipulations to make novel insights into skin stem cell and niche biology. Valentina is a strong mentor and advocate for women in science, as well as the 2021 ISSCR Momentum Award winner.
Madeline Lancaster, PhD
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Madeline Lancaster pioneered the use of stem cells to study brain development and disease through cerebral organoids, fundamentally changing the field of disease modeling. Madeline is the winner of the 2021 Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator.