On average the Neurological Foundation funds more female neuroscientists, researchers, professors and neurologists than male. February 11th is ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’, and so, we are celebrating our female pride by hosting 4 panel discussions across New Zealand with a group of female neuroscientists we’ve funded. Join us for an all ages event and hear from a panel of female researchers at all different levels of their career discuss what they’re currently working on, why they have pursued neuroscience as a profession, and their thoughts on what it means to be a female working in the world of science.
If you think this event would be of interest to a young person, we encourage you to bring them along to meet some of our amazing female role models.
Doors will open at 5.30pm and there will be an opportunity to mix and mingle (drinks and nibbles provided) with the panel and fellow science enthusiasts.
- Professor Bronwen Connor will be the chair of this panel. She is a Professor in Pharmacology and head of the Neural Reprogramming and Repair Lab at the University of Auckland. Her specific interest is in the identification and development of regenerative strategies to treat neurological disease, with particular focus on the potential use of stem cell therapy and gene transfer techniques for the treatment of brain injury and disease. Bronwen is a graduate of the University of Auckland, graduating with a BSc in Pharmacology and Physiology in 1994 and a PhD in Neuropharmacology in 1997. She then spent three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA studying the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
- Associate Professor Katie Groom
- Miss Laverne Robilliard
- Dr Juliette Cheyne
- Associate Professor Mhoyra Fraser
Other events you may be interested in
Tue, 11 Feb 2020, The Civic Theatre – Victoria Rooms, 88 Tay Street, Invercargill
Wed, 12 Feb 2020, The Tannery – The Metropolitan Room, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch