Women of bioscience

June 16, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: Biz Tucson] – Women thrive in the biosciences at the University of Arizona – especially at the BIO5 Institute.

Some 70 of the 222 faculty affiliated with BIO5 are women. This includes the institute’s No. 2 and No. 3 administrators, associate director Carol Barnes and assistant director Jennifer Barton, as well as former director Vicki Chandler, who headed BIO5 when its current facility, the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, was built.

Women play key roles in top-drawer BIO5 initiatives such as the $50 million iPlant Collaborative and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CaTS-I). iPlant tackles “grand challenges” in the plant sciences and CaTS-I seeks to drastically close the time gap for medical research to become patient treatment.

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