This week, we had eight amazing and accomplished scientists come and advise our girls on their investigations! They were truly an inspiration for us, and we really welcomed their input. Our scientists:
Dr. Anahita Williamson specializes in Environmental Science and is the Director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability.
Dr. Saara Totterman specializes in Medical Science and Biotechnology. She is a clinical radiologist and scientist with expertise in MRI and CT. She is also co-founder of 4Qimaging and Qmetrics.
Carol Tometsko specializes in Biotechnology and is the Chief Executive Officer of Litron Laboratories, Inc., which specializes in kits to analyze blood and bone marrow cells for the products of precancerous cells.
Dr. Lisa Schultz specializes in Biotechnology and is a fellow in Transfusion Medicine at the Department of Pathology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dr. Vivian Palladoro specializes in Pathology and is an Administrator of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine at the University of Rochester and an adjunct faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dr. Ruth Lawrence specializes in pediatrics, clinical toxicology, and neonatology. She is the Director of the Poison and Drug Information Center and the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Study Center.
Dr. Sara Kingan specializes in Evolutionary Biology and studies the evolution and population genetics of fruit flies.
Molly Gildea specializes in Fisheries Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and studied habitat selection and physiological ecology of Pacific Salmon, and phylogenetic relationships between aquatic plants.
Each scientist spent 15 minutes with a group, visiting two out of the four groups. While with the girls, they grilled them on their investigation, giving out suggestions on where they should direct their research, or how they were going to implement their procedures. They also introduced themselves and what they did. It was really wonderful for our STARS to listen to and be able to ask questions of our scientists.