COBA's Anne Carpenter recently won the American Society for Cell Biology's Women in Cell Biology Mid-career Award. As part of this award, Carpenter wrote an award essay, "A well-engineered path into cell biology and academia", published in the November 30 issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell.
Of the award, Carpenter writes:
Winning the American Society for Cell Biology’s Women in Cell Biology Mid-career Award is incredibly meaningful to me, as it validates that someone focusing on engineering and applications can be a “real” cell biologist, too. Single-minded devotion to studying a particular biological process is not a prerequisite for a career in science and academia. The more diverse the scientific styles and demographics of scientists who feel welcome, the stronger science will be.
Read the full award essay here.