Jo Handelsman, Molecular Biologist, Public Servant, Academic Leader

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

4:30 pm

Stanford Faculty Club Main Dining Room Map

Sponsored by:
WISE Ventures, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Fall 2017 WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) program features molecular biologist Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Handelsman was appointed by former President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served for three years until January 2017. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and has since authored over 100 papers, 30 editorials and 3 books. She is responsible for groundbreaking studies in microbial communication and work in the field of metagenomics. Notably, in 2011, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama and in 2012, Nature named her one of “ten people who mattered this year” for her research on gender bias in science. 

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides an engaging Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and alumnae in science, engineering, and mathematics fields, and their allies and advocates, through quarterly meetings and communications. WINS aims to provide all with an opportunity to learn from stand-out women in these fields about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Stanford Faculty Club Main Dining Room Map

Open to all interested Stanford affiliates; registration is required. Registration information will be available later this year; please check back.


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