Five postdoctoral scientists awarded grants to advance research and encourage next generation of women in STEM as society looks to solve most pressing challenges
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, L'Oréal USA announced the recipients of its 2022 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship, an annual program that awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants to advance their research. This year's Fellows focus on the areas of biomedical engineering, ecology, mathematics, microbiology, and neuroscience. Since 2003, the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program has invested nearly $5 million in the work of innovative women scientists.
The 2022 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellows include:
- Sikoya Ashburn, whose research in neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill focuses on the cerebellum, a structure at the back of the brain, to understand how it operates within neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and provide steps toward targeted treatment to help with the management of brain disorders.
- Sarah Burnett, whose research in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles focuses on the flow of particle-liquid mixtures. Understanding how fluids behave when solids are incorporated is crucial for various applications such as mining, food processing, pharmaceuticals and during landslides.
- Marina LaForgia, whose research in ecology at the University of California, Davis focuses on seed dispersal of plants to help determine which species will be most vulnerable to environmental change.
- Sandya Subramanian, whose research in biomedical engineering at Stanford University addresses at-home management of chronic migraine and Parkinson's disease through the development of wearable monitoring systems that track unconscious functions like heart rate, breathing, digestion and pain responses.
- Margot Wohl, whose research in neuroethology and microbiology at Johns Hopkins University focuses on the egg-laying behavior of mosquitoes to understand how to better control the growing population rate of mosquitos and slow the spread of deadly mosquito-borne diseases.