Picture a Scientist
Brought to you by the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee
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 and Minority Affairs Committee held a panel discussion about the issues covered in the film.
Professor of molecular biophysics, genetics and therapeutic radiology, Yale University
Professor of chemistry and physics and prehealth advisor, Simmons College
Director and producer, "Picture a Scientist"
Professor and chair, department of chemistry and professor of material science and engineering, Boston University
Professor of biological chemistry, University of Michigan
Professor of biology and biochemistry, affiliate professor of women and gender studies, director of behavioral and biological sciences program, University of Michigan–Dearborn
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: