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Recap: #ECRchat on how to find and utilize a mentor, 21 November 2013

The full recap blog is available as part of this storify by Dr Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene, a nonprofit dedicated to helping scientists around the world share plasmids. Before joining Addgene she worked for 15 years at BASF/Abbott and 4 years in biotech at RXi Pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Kamens has been raising advocating for diversity in science since 1998 upon realizing that an entire week had gone by at work and not one other woman had been at any meeting she attended.  She founded the current Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science and served as Director of the Healthcare Business Women’s Boston Group Mentoring Program for 3 years.  In 2010, Dr. Kamens received the Catalyst Award from the Science Club for Girls for longstanding dedication to empowering women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  In 2013 she became a Fellow of the Massachusetts Academy of Science and was recognized as a PharmaVoice 100 Most Influential.  She speaks widely on career development topics in person and via Webinar to STEM trainees.


Academic, political tragic. Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia.

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