Blazing The Way

Women's History

A celebration of some of the talented women of BioSci.


Celebrating HERstory.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the School is celebrating some of the women in BioSci who are passionate about transforming the world around them. They are trailblazers, visionaries and the heart of the School, from the biologists of tomorrow, the scientists both propelling research and making STEM more inclusive, and those who work behind the scenes to ensure the School runs smoothly. Join us as we celebrate remarkable women in BioSci.  

Donna Kim
BioSci Student | Aspiring Physician 

I hope to earn my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and as for my professional goals, I hope to become a physician one day.

Negin Pourgholam

BioSci Student | Aspiring Biologist

I am interested in research on consciousness and the way which our consciousness operates in connection to the world around us.

Paneez Jalal

BioSci Student | Future Dermatologist

I am on the pre-med track as I intend on being a dermatologist in the future, with hopes
of opening up my own dermatology clinic.

Kathleen Treseder
BioSci Faculty
Professor of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology 

The mission of my lab is to study fungi in order to improve our society’s resilience to climate change.

Miranda Chappel-Farley
Graduate Student
Department of
Neurobiology and Behavior

It is my ultimate professional goal to become an independent investigator and to run my own laboratory.

Sahar Ahmed
BioSci Student | Aspiring Dermatologist

I would like to pursue a career in healthcare and hope to attend medical school in the future to become a dermatologist.

Katherine Thompson-Peer
BioSci Faculty
Professor of Developmental
and Cell Biology 

I am inspired by the students and trainees I interact with.  I could not ask for better teachers than the people in my lab and in the courses that I teach.

Check back throughout the month of March for more stories about remarkable BioSci women.

“I am a woman.
Phenomenal woman.
That’s me.”

– Maya Angelou, from her poem Phenomenal Woman