International Women's Day 2019

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the scientific, social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, and the CNSI would like to celebrate Women’s achievement by highlighting 11 influential faculty members from the CNSI scientific community

 

Anne Andrews

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Role of serotonin system on anxiety and depressions
  • Etiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Development of Nanobiosensors and functionally directed proteomics

Ph.D. –¬†American University

Andrea Bertozzi

Professor, Mathematics

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Thin films
  • Image processing and “Big Data”
  • Microfluidics

Ph.D. – Princeton University

Dolores Bozovic

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Understanding the basic process of hearing (at the interface between physics and sensory science
  • Etiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders

Ph.D. – Harvard University

Juli Feigon

Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Structure and functioning of DNA and RNA using multidimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
  • Correlation of structural and dynamics information to understand cell mutations leading to disease processes

Ph.D. – University of California, San Diego

Elaine Hsaio

Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Microbiome
  • Neurobiology of disease
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Host-microbiome interactions

Ph.D. – California Institute of Technology

Yu Huang

Professor, Material Science and Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Mechanistic understanding of nanoscale phenomena
  • Material synthesis for catalysis, fuel cells, biomedical and devices applications

Ph.D. – Harvard University

Andrea Kasko

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Photodegradable biomaterials
  • Antibacterial resistance
  • Design and synthesis of biomedically relevant materials

Ph.D. – University of Akron, Ohio

Kathleen Kelly

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Mucosal immunology
  • Immune response in reproductive tract
  • Leader in graduate, undergraduate, and medical education

Ph.D. – Ohio State University

Jenny Kim

Professor, Dermatology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Skin immunity
  • Aging
  • Photoaging
  • Therapeutics for skin disorders

MD – University of California, Los Angeles

Heather Maynard

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Synthetic synthesis of degradable polymers
  • Novel therapeutics to promote chronic wound healing
  • Novel polymers, hydrogels, and particles for drug, protein, and cell delivery

Ph.D. – California Institute of Technology

Sarah Tolbert

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Inorganic material science and chemistry
  • Self-organized nanomaterials
  • Structural, optical, and electronic applications of nanomaterials

Ph.D. – University of California, Berkeley