Rockefeller President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes guests to Caspary Auditorium
Rockefeller President Marc Tessier-Lavigne welcomes guests to Caspary Auditorium


Approximately 200 guests gathered in Caspary Auditorium for the Parents & Science Fall Evening Program held at The Rockefeller University on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The event, which was co-hosted by the Women & Science initiative, featured guest speaker Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy’s presentation, entitled “The Pink and Blue in Gray Matter: Hormones, Gender, and the Developing Mind”, illuminated her lab’s exciting findings on how hormones shape the brain and its cellular connections. These findings have important implications for psychological health, social development, and gender disparities in the workplace. Rockefeller President Marc Tessier-Lavigne led an engaging discussion with Dr. McCarthy, and guests participated in an active question-and-answer session. A festive reception followed.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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