L’Oréal USA announces 2016 women in science fellows

L’Oréal USA announces 2016 women in science fellows

L’Oréal USA has announced the fellows of its 2016 Women in Science Fellowship; Carolyn ‘Anela’ Choy, Shruti Naik, Amy Osborn, Laura Sampson, and Moriel Zelikowsky.

The fellows will each receive $60,000 to advance their Postdoctural Research, will visit the White House, National Academy of Sciences, New Jersey Public School and L’Oréal headquarters.

Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L’Oréal USA, said, “We are proud to recognize this group of exceptional female scientists for their innovative research and dedication to inspiring the next generation of women in STEM.

By providing support at a pivotal moment in their careers, we hope to empower them to further their work, continue on a path to become future leaders in their fields and perhaps one day join our previous Laureates and win a Nobel Prize.”

The fellows were chosen for their groundbreaking work across a broad range of fields from neurology to astrophysics with Choy, a postdoctoral fellow in biological oceanography and marine ecology at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI); Naik, a postdoctoral scientist in immunology and stem cell biology at The Rockefeller University; Orsborn, a postdoctoral scientist in neuroscience at New York University; Sampson, a postdoctoral fellow in physics at Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA); and Zelikowsky, a postdoctoral neuroscientist in the Department of Biology & Biological Engineering at California Institute of Technology.

Created in 1998, the new fellows join an alumni of nearly 2,500 female scientists that have been granted scholarships from the program.

L’Oreal USA will host an award’s ceremony on October 6th in Washington.