Celebrating Women in Science with @forwomeninsci: Meet

Over the past 15 years, For Women in Science has supported more than 1700 women from over 100 countries. Celebrating its tenth year, the program is a national initiative that annually recognizes and rewards five outstanding U.S.-based women researchers at the start of their careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 towards their postdoctoral research.

Meet one of The 2013 L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award recipients Dr. Robin Evans Stanley. Dr. Stanley’s research goal is to understand the regulation of autophagy.

Dr. Robin Evans StanleyAutophagy is a cellular pathway involved in the recycling of cytosolic components such as proteins and organelles. Dysfunction of this pathway has been linked to many human diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. The L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award will provide essential support for the continuation of research at the NIH, where Dr. Stanley will focus on characterizing the structures of complexes involved in the early stages of autophagy. 

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