Picture a Scientist

Brought to you by the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee

Nov. 2, 2020 | Duration: 55 mins.

The lives of women scientists in academia are fraught with gender discrimination, and yet they persevere — making discoveries, educating emerging scientists and administering departments and research programs.

Sharon Shattuck, the director of a new feature-length documentary "Picture a Scientist," and members of the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee held a panel discussion about the issues covered in the film.

Organizer

Susan Baserga

Susan Baserga
Professor of molecular biophysics, genetics and therapeutic radiology, Yale University

Moderator

Jennifer Roecklin–Canfield

Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield
Professor of chemistry and physics and prehealth advisor, Simmons College

Panelists

Sharon Shattuck

Sharon Shattuck
Director and producer, "Picture a Scientist"

Karen Allen

Karen Allen
Professor and chair, department of chemistry and professor of material science and engineering, Boston University

Ruma Banerjee

Ruma Banerjee
Professor of biological chemistry, University of Michigan

Marilee Benore

Marilee Benore
Professor of biology and biochemistry, affiliate professor of women and gender studies, director of behavioral and biological sciences program, University of Michigan–Dearborn

Kayunta Johnson–Winters

Kayunta Johnson–Winters
Associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington

About the film

Directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck, the Tribeca Film Festival selection follows a biologist, a chemist and a geologist as they lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science.

Watch the trailer: