The Impact of Diverse Mentors
Having mentors with backgrounds different than your own can bring you valuable perspective. A shared passion for science can be a great connector across disparate life experiences.
Mary Morrison, PhD
Mary Morrison is co-coordinator of the neuroscience program at Lycoming College. Morrison earned her BA in molecular biology from Princeton University and her PhD in microbiology and immunology from Columbia University, followed by postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Columbia University and The Scripps Research Institute. She teaches introductory biology, cell biology, immunology, neuroscience, research methods, and field ornithology courses. Her research program with undergraduates explores murine cerebellar Purkinje neuron development. She is a Lycoming partnership mentor, helping to recruit and advise undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities. She is the outgoing President of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN). She served as the biology department chair at Lycoming College, managing numerous hiring searches.
Genevieve Neal-Perry, PhD
Genevieve Neal-Perry received her BA in Biology from Dartmouth College in 1988 and her MD-PhD in Pharmacology from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Neal-Perry’s clinical interest and expertise include but is not limited to metabolic dysfunction and fertility, premature ovarian insufficiency, ovarian aging, menopause, perimenopause and climacteric complaints, and menstrual cycle dysfunction.
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.