VIRTUAL Spectra Panel Discussion: Hongyu An, Monica Shokeen, Janine Bijsterbosch (WashU Radiology) – “Careers in Academic Research: a Panel Discussion of Women in Imaging Science Confirmation?”

May 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Careers in Academic Research: a Panel Discussion of Women in Imaging Science”

Hosted by Spectra, WashU’s SPIE/OSA/ISP student chapter

Are you interested in pursuing an academic research career in STEM? Please join us Friday, May 28th at 11 am for a panel discussion on academic faculty careers highlighting the experiences of women conducting imaging focused research at WashU.

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Event Description: In this Q&A-style panel discussion with female research professors who run imaging-focused laboratories at WashU, we’ll learn about their experiences successfully navigating a path of career advancement in academic STEM. The conversation will focus on recommendations for graduate students and postdocs who are interested in continuing in academia especially through tenure-track research faculty positions. This event will provide a supportive space for trainees to ask questions and discuss the necessary steps and challenges especially for women pursuing STEM-based academic research careers.


  • Hongyu An (Associate Professor in Radiology and Associate Director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research) 
  • Monica Shokeen (Assistant Professor in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering)
  • Janine Bijsterbosch (Assistant Professor in Radiology)

For inquiries contact Hanru (Haini) Zhang.