Graduate women in science (GWIS) podcasts celebrate women and their adventurous journey in Science. GWIS has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1921. Our mission is simple to build a global community that inspires, supports, recognizes, and empowers women in science. Connect, Lead, and Empower!
In this episode of GWIS podcast, Dr. Stacy Townsend, founder of Townsend Biopharm, shares her insights on the importance of embracing your uniqueness, pushing yourself beyond your boundaries and dreaming big!
Dr. Townsend has over 25 years of research and pre-clinical development experience with expertise in host-pathogen interactions supporting biotechnology with a broad range of therapeutic indications. Following graduate school, Dr. Townsend pursued postdoctoral research focused on developing in vivo models and investigating the pathogenesis of neonatal bacterial meningitis and brain abscess at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). She collaborated with academic, industry, and regulatory bodies during her studies in Nottingham, England investigating bacterial strains causing outbreaks associated with contaminated nutrition among neonates. She returned to the United States to begin her career in therapeutic research and development. Her significant contributions to the scientific community have been equaled by her ongoing commitment to advancing women in science. Dr. Townsend currently supports biopharmaceutical industries and start-ups in developing novel life science-related therapeutics with her consulting firm Townsend Biopharm. To know more about Townsend Biopharm and the services they offer, please visit www.townsendbiopharm.com
Sandy Marshall shares her inspirational journey with GWIS as a CEO and founder of Project scientist, a non-profit that aims to inspire and motivate future generation of women in science through this national venture that supports and provides opportunity for young girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Project Scientist organizes six-week summer STEM camps in cities across the country for girls ages 4-12 taught by STEM teachers, professors, and professionals. To learn more about how you can donate/volunteer, please visit projectscientist.org .
In the spirit of World Entrepreneurship Day, April 16th 2020, Dr. Shu Li chatted with GWIS on her adventurous journey from being a graduate student and plant biologist to an Entrepreneur. Dr. Li is the co founder of two successful startups, Alpine roads and Petri Bio.
The week of February 16 through February 22, 2020 was National Engineering Week. As part of our National Engineering Week observation, Dr. Elizabeth Orwin chatted with GWIS Lead on her insights on teaching, student development, and leadership. Dr. Orwin is the chair of the Department of Engineering and director of the Engman Fellowship Program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.