Leadership

Yanne Doucet, Co-President
Yanne has a Masters in Biotechnology Engineering from Polytech Marseille in France.  She is currently a PhD student at Columbia University in the Department of Dermatology. Her research focus is on Merkel cells homeostasis in the skin and Merkel cell carcinoma. She is a co-president of the Women In Science at Columbia (WISC) organization and used to serve as a networking chair there.

Arthee Jahangir, Co-President
Arthee graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Genetics and Psychology. She is currently a PhD student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the department of Microbiology and Immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Claudia Gravekamp. Her thesis work focuses on the development of combination cancer immunotherapies using a non-pathogenic strain of Listeria monocytogenes. Her research specifically addresses aging and the innate immune system; two largely ignored but critical factors when designing clinically significant cancer treatments. She was a genetics mentor of the NYAS/STEM after school mentoring program and currently a fellow for the NEXXT scholars program, promoting women to pursue higher education and careers in the STEM disciplines.

Sarah Motley, Co-President
Sarah received her B.S. in Neuroscience and M.S. in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University (BYU). She is Neuroscience PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She studies cognitive aging of the prefrontal cortex using a rodent model and microscopy techniques. She is the founding president of the Women in Science group at Sinai. Previously she was the founding president of the Women in Science group at BYU.

 Sarah Levinson, Chair of Advocacy Committee
Sarah is a third year PhD student studying cancer biology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a founding member and vice president of the Women in Science group at Mount Sinai, which serves women graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Her goal is to create an environment where women and men have equal opportunities, treatment, and compensation in the fields of biomedical research. She also loves developing fellowship among women in the sciences, and learning how our uniquely female outlook enhances and effects our work.

Kristy Lamb, Chair of Mentoring Committee
Kristy is currently a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Wen Shen at Weill Cornell Medical College and am interested in genetic instability in cancer. She completed her PhD in genetics at Yale in 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Joann Sweasy. While at Yale, she was active on the executive board for Women in Science at Yale. She am originally from North Carolina and completed bachelor’s degrees in Microbiology and Multidisciplinary Studies – the Public Understanding of Science at North Carolina State University. At NC State, she was a founding member and active organizer of a club that placed college students in elementary school classrooms and as mentors in an afterschool science fair program. Other professional service activities she am involved in right now include chairing the ASBMB Graduate Student and Postdoc Advocacy Advisory Committee and mentoring with the NYAS NeXXt Scholars Program.

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