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Two panel discussions enriched the Ludwig community’s ongoing conversation on women in science

Joan Brugge, Ludwig Cancer Research
Joan Brugge
Nancy Davidson, Ludwig Cancer Research
Nancy Davidson
Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Cancer Research Lausanne
Johanna Joyce
Crystal Mackall
Sangeeta Bhatia
Xin Lu
Juanita Merchant, Ludwig Cancer Research
Juanita Merchant
Eileen White, Ludwig Cancer Research Princeton
Eileen White

Following up on the recent Ludwig publication, Women in science: Perspectives from Ludwig leaders, Ludwig Communications convened a pair of panel discussions with the accomplished scientists profiled in the report. Webcast as Ludwig Scientific Insights webinars, the discussions coincided with Women’s History Month, with the first discussion held on March 8, which happened to be International Women’s Day. That panel included Ludwig Harvard Co-director Joan Brugge, Ludwig Institute Board Member Nancy Davidson, Ludwig Lausanne’s Johanna Joyce and Crystal Mackall of Ludwig Stanford. Discussions that day touched on everything from mentorship to the importance of nurturing family life and other activities outside the laboratory to the many options people with scientific training have in picking careers suited to their particular passions and talents.
The second panel discussion, webcast on March 22, was with Ludwig MIT’s Sangeeta Bhatia, Ludwig Oxford Director Xin Lu, Ludwig Scientific Advisor Juanita Merchant and Ludwig Princeton Associate Director Eileen White. It too built on matters covered in the report, with the panelists touching on subjects ranging from their formative experiences as researchers to ways to support other women in science to their thoughts on how increasingly sophisticated AI applications are going to affect scientific research and future careers. If you missed these engaging discussions, you can catch both in the News section of the Ludwig Cancer Research website here. Happy viewing!

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