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.”