The Intersections Science Fellows Symposium (ISFS) is a multi-institutional initiative organized to showcase the work of, and to network with, talented postdoctoral researchers, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion who have and who are set for careers in academia. A total of 30 outstanding scientists have been selected as Fellows based on significant scientific contributions in the biological sciences, including genetics, genomics, developmental biology, cell biology, biophysics & biochemistry, neuroscience, immunobiology, microbiology, computational biology, quantitative biology.
Held online, from November 1 to November 3, 2021, the event will feature a keynote lecture from Dr. Shirley Malcom, Leader of the AAAS SEA-Change initiative, several professional development panel discussions open to all attendees, and opportunities for networking and exploring academic job opportunities across various collaborating institutions. In addition to the 30 Fellows, an additional 30 ISFS Associates were selected to present pre-recorded flash talks of their research, which will be available for all attendees to view throughout the symposium.
Come join Yale and >20 collaborating institutions in this celebration of science and a vision for a more diverse academia.
You can visit the Intersections website for a program and more details about this event.
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceDr. Shirley MalcomSenior Advisor to the CEO and Director of the SEA Change Initiative
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterDr. Christina TerminiAssistant Professor starting Spring of 2022
Department of Medicine, Washington University in St. LouisDr. Priyanka VermaAssistant Professor
Columbia University & New York Genome CenterDr. Gamze GursoyAssistant Professor, starting January 2022
UCLA David Geffen School of MedicineDr. Michael WellsAssistant Professor, Human Genetics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiDr. Abha RajbhandariAssistant Professor
Vanderbilt UniversityDr. Antentor O. HintonAssistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Duke UniversityDr. Johnna FriersonAssistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion
University of FloridaDr. Malu TanseyNorman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)Kenneth Gibbs, Jr.Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch