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Women in science… Two Nobel Prize winners and the President’s director of domestic policy discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in math and science.
- Melody Barnes director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and special assistant to President Obama
- Dr. Carol Greider Daniel Nathans Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Greider was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak.
- Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn Morris Hertzein Professor of Biology and Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Carol Greider and Jack W. Szostak.
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