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August 25, 2018

Dr. Melike Lakadamyali joined the Penn community in early 2017 after moving her lab from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona to the Perelman School of Medicine. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Lakadamyali is affiliated both with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Groups.

Dr. Lakadamyali completed her Ph.D. in physics at Harvard University with Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, whose lab developed super-resolution STORM microscopy. For her thesis work, Dr. Lakadamyali developed live-cell imaging te...

August 25, 2018

Every Friday morning, Helen C. Davies, a 93-year-old Professor of Microbiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, sets off punctually at 7:45 a.m. to the infectious disease management meeting at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Helen, who insists people call her by first name, can’t remember how long she has been attending these meetings.

“For a mighty long time,” according to her. But what she can remember is that she used to be able to walk freely to these meetings -then with a cane. Now, she wheels.

“How are you today, Helen?” greets a senior physician in the elevator concourse.

“I’m good, dear,” she replies, whil...

August 25, 2018

Women in science face many obstacles throughout their careers. While the proportion of women earning PhDs in the sciences has increased from 37% in 1996 to 52% in 2014, there is still a gap in the number of women hired as junior faculty and an even larger gap among tenured faculty [1]. This disparity may be due in part to sexism and implicit bias. Indeed, a 2012 PNAS paper showed that when reviewing applications for lab manager positions, both female and male faculty display bias against female students [2]. Although things have been getting better for women in science, there is still much to be improved. Dr. Mary Mullins, Professor of Cell and Developmen...

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