L’Oreal USA Women In Science: Meet Dr. Arpita Bose

L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science is a national extension of the global L’Oréal – UNESCO For Women in Science program, which, since 1998, has honored 77 Laureates, including two who subsequently were awarded the Nobel Prize. The program has also supported more than 1,652 international Fellows who have made contributions in every field of scientific research.  By the end of 2013, a total of 1,729 women scientists from over 100 countries will have benefitted from the program.

Congratulations, Arpita Bose, Microbiologist at Harvard University, for winning a 2013 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship! Dr. Bose studies unusual microbes that respire iron while using light to grow in nature. Her work suggests that these organisms harbor pathways to potentially generate biologically derived fuels.

Dr Arpita Bose

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science award will allow the continuation of research that can potentially provide solutions to the ever-growing energy crisis while also expanding the understanding of how microbes affect global geocycles. 

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