Congratulations to 2021 Leading Edge Fellows

Two current UCSF postdocs and a UCSF PhD alum are named 2021 Leading Edge Fellows. 

Leading Edge is an initiative to improve the gender diversity of life sciences faculty in the United States by providing women and non-binary postdocs with a platform to present their work; an opportunity to meet and connect with one another; and mentorship and career development training from world leaders in biomedical research. 

Leading Edge Fellows are selected through an open application process that runs November to February. The Fellows are invited to attend Leading Edge social events and career development training virtually throughout the year. They present their work during an annual symposium at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 symposium will occur virtually.

Congratulations to:

Rachel Zwick, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Orofacial Sciences, UCSF

Zara Weinberg, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF

Theresa Loveless, PhD
UCSF PhD alum, Cell Biology
Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Irvine

The central goal of the Leading Edge Symposium is to increase gender diversity in faculty hiring and retention. The 2021 virtual symposium begins with a kickoff event May 17-19, and will feature presentations by fellows every Tuesday and Thursday in June from noon -1:45 p.m. ET. 

Learn more about the Leading Edge and the symposium.