L’Oréal USA announces 2020 For Women In Science Fellows

L’Oréal USA announces 2020 For Women In Science Fellows

THE WHAT? L’Oréal USA has announced the recipients of its 2020 For Women in Science Fellowship. The annual program awards five female post-doc scientists grants of US$60,000 a head to advance their research.

THE DETAILS The five include Cara Brook, whose research focuses on understanding wild bats; Wendy Brown a biomedical engineer studying cartilage growth from cells in anatomical shapes and sizes; Kayla Nguyen, whose focus is on capturing detailed images of atoms to improve drug delivery systems, among other applications; Nancy Padilla-Coreano, who is exploring how the brain encodes social dominance; and Silvania da Silva Teixeira who is investigating novel treatments of late-stage Type-2 Diabetes.

THE WHY? Danielle Azoulay, Vice President of Corporate Social responsibility & Sustainability at the French beauty giant’s US arm, commented, “L’Oréal USA’s 2020 For Women in Science Fellows represent a depth of expertise across the scientific spectrum, and we are inspired by the world-changing work they are doing. At a time in which we are constantly reminded of the importance of science, it is all the more critical to be supporting the representation of women in STEM.”

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