How to Advocate for Yourself and Other Women in Neuroscience
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Mar 07, 2018
Marina Picciotto moderates a panel discussion at this Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon, featuring Tracy Bale, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, and Indira Raman, focusing on the role of advocacy in overcoming past, present, and future challenges of female neuroscientists.
Marina Picciotto, PhD
Marina Picciotto is Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of psychiatry, a professor in the child study center of neuroscience and pharmacology, the director of molecular psychiatry, the deputy chair for basic science research in the department of psychiatry, the deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, and the co-director of the neuroscience research training program in the psychiatry department at Yale University. Picciotto is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience. She previously served on the scientific council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as the Treasurer of SfN, and President of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Her research interests lie in the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in mouse models, including research related to addiction, depression, brain development, learning, and appetite. She earned her BS in biology from Stanford University, PhD in molecular neurobiology from Rockefeller University, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Pasteur Institute.
Tracy Bale, PhD
Tracy Bale is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the director of the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development (CERCH). Bale previously was a professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also co-directed the Penn Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health and was the director of research for the BIRCWH Faculty Scholars. She is respected for her research on stress as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders and neuropsychiatric disease. She is also the IBRO President and a member of the ALBA Network Board of Directors.
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, PhD
Joanne Berger-Sweeney is president of Trinity College. Berger-Sweeney previously served as dean of the school of arts and sciences at Tufts University. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley University, MPH in environmental health sciences from University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in neurotoxicology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Indira Raman, PhD
Indira Raman is the Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of biological sciences in the department of neurobiology at Northwestern University. She currently studies the electrical properties of neurons in the cerebellum and specifically focuses on which neurons signal to each other as well as how their signaling changes during movement and while learning motor skills. Raman has served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Neuroscience, the Biophysical Journal, and eLife. She earned her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin and completed her postdoctoral training at Vollum Institute and Harvard Medical School.