Growing Up In Science is a global series dedicated to sharing the personal narratives of scientists, with a focus on the hidden challenges of becoming and being a scientist throughout all stages of one’s career. 

We feature scientists at WashU via in-person talks. Anyone interested is welcome to join!

When: 4:00p, Wednesday (monthly)
Where: McDonnell Sciences 928 (Medical Campus) – unless noted below
Organizer: Julia Pai (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program; Monosov lab, WashU Neuroscience)

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified of future Growing Up In Science (GUIS) events, please contact the organizer, Julia Pai.

* Note, the schedule below also lists GUIS events organized by Women in Stem (WiSTEM). Those events may differ in time and location. For inquiries about WiSTEM GUIS events, please contact Jiaxin Cindy Tu.

Note that individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

2023 Schedule

March 9, 2023 – 4:00p

  • Sharon Cresci (WashU Medicine)
    • Couch 4001B (Med Campus)
    • Hosted by WiSTEM

March 15, 2023 – 4:00p

Rachel Henson (Knight ADRC Fluid Biomarker Core; WashU Neurology)

“Growing Into Science: Call Me Ishmael”

  • McDonnell Sciences 928 (Med Campus)

April 5, 2023 – 5:00p

  • Helen McNeill (WashU Developmental Biology)
    • Couch 4001B (Med Campus)
    • Hosted by WiSTEM

May 10, 2023 – 4:00p

  • Jennifer Philips (WashU Medicine)
    • Couch 4001B (Med Campus)
    • Hosted by WiSTEM

May 24, 2023 – 4:00p

Phil Williams (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)

  • McDonnell Sciences 928 (Med Campus)

July 12, 2023 – 4:00p

David Holtzman (WashU Neurology)

  • McDonnell Sciences 928 (Med Campus)

For inquiries about WiSTEM-hosted events, contact Jiaxin Cindy Tu.

2022 GUIS Talks

May 5, 2022 – Timothy Holy (WashU Neuroscience)

June 1, 2022Yael Niv (Princeton University)

July 7, 2022 – Tamara Hershey (WashU Psychiatry)

September 1, 2022– Geoffrey Goodhill (WashU Developmental Biology)

NOTE: This talk was virtual, click here to view the recording.

November 3, 2022– Erik Herzog (WashU Biology)

December 14, 2022– Krikor Dikranian (WashU Neuroscience)