Women in Science


June Almeida discovered coronaviruses decades ago, but got little recognition for her work.
She is finally being acknowledged for virology breakthroughs she made a half century ago.
Read about her amazing contributions to science by clicking the photo.


Women are significantly underrepresented overall in science, making up less than 30% of all research leaders globally. This under representation of women in academia has profound implications for both the quality of research and its applications for women and other underrepresented groups.

Although the proportion of women in PhD programs has grown in recent years, there is a steep attrition rate at the post-doctoral and early career faculty stages. The Consortium will break down gender barriers in science and promote equality by ensuring merit-based representation of women among consortium grantees and developing programs to support women in science (stay tuned!!)

Science is showing that while chronological aging is inevitable, biological aging is malleable. There's a part of it that you can fight, and we are getting closer and closer to winning that fight.

Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute President and CEO

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