The gender gap in Science has been widely recognized and much effort is going into encouraging girls and young women to enter the STEM fields. The hope is that through increased awareness we will be able to break down stereotypes, balance the gender bias, and as a result women and girls will be able to recognize their potential to thrive in the scientific community.

At InsideScientific, we are privileged to work very closely with some incredible women in the fields of Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Research, Muscle Physiology, and Pharmacology, to name a few.  So, we would like to take this opportunity on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science not only to recognize some of our incredible female presenters, but also celebrate their enormous successes and contributions to their respective fields.  Here are just a few of our webinars featuring women in science…

Dr. Melanie White

Melanie White

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow
The University of Sydney School of Medicine

An Introduction to Isolated Langendorff Heart: Experimental Considerations and Best Practices

Join Dr. Melanie White for a discussion on basic isolated Langendorff heart principles, key experimental design considerations, core technology requirements and best practice tips to support consistency and validation of your research.

Dr. Bettina Sorger

Bettina Sorger

Assistant Professor,
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

fNIRS and Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication

In this exclusive webinar sponsored by NIRx Medical Technologies, discussion will focus on the basic principles of fNIRS and BCI, technical setup and guidelines for running a successful fNIRS study and a comparison of fNIRS with other functional neuroimaging methods. Experts will highlight their groundbreaking research in the field of fNIRS based BCI for communication with healthy subjects and patients in a completely locked-in state. Dr. Bettina Sorger presented data from a recent study demonstrating the feasibility of a multiple-choice fNIRS-based communication BCI using differently-timed motor imagery as an information-encoding strategy.

Dr. Kari Hoffman

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
Vanderbilt University

Advancements in Wireless Technology for Single Unit Electrophysiology Recording

In the third section of this webinar, Dr Kari Hoffman presents a case study where she describes the use of the Cube wireless systems for wireless multi-site recordings in freely-behaving macaques. She discusses experimental design, common challenges, and shares preliminary data demonstrating the capabilities of Freelynx and future possibilities for studies involving non-human primates. You can hear her full presentation at minute 25:22 in the video.

Dr. Jenn Teske

Jennifer A. Teske

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
Vanderbilt University

Measuring EEG in vivo for Preclinical Evaluation of Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

In this webinar Dr. Jennifer Teske discuss methodology and application of DSI telemetry in small animal models. Specifically, she discusses experimental procedure for successful telemeter implantation and integration of DSI hardware with metabolic systems. She shares data collected using DSI’s F40-EET telemetry implant while concurrently measuring sleep, physical activity, feeding and energy expenditure using a Promethion Metabolic system, and shows how to calculate energy efficiency for non-REM and REM sleep stages, as well as individual components of total energy expenditure. You can hear her full presentation at minute 28:15 in the video.

The Future of Metabolic Phenotyping: Using data bandwidth to maximize N, analytical flexibility and reproducibility

In this webinar sponsored by Sable Systems International, Dr. Jen Teske contrasts methodologies and discusses how to improve best practices in metabolic phenotyping. She, and her co-presenter Dr. John Lighton, show how advances in high-bandwidth metabolic measurement, as implemented in Promethion metabolic phenotyping systems, leverage a 60- to 1200-fold increase in temporal resolution and achieve synchrony with intake and other behavioral data through the integration of telemetry. You can hear her full presentation starting at minute 27:05 in the video.

Dr. Mary Ann Go

Mary Ann Go

Post Doctoral Researcher
Neural Coding and Neurodegenerative Disease Laboratory
Imperial College London

Place Cell Mapping and Stress Monitoring in Head-Fixed Mice Navigating an Air-Lifted Homecage

During this webinar, Dr. Mary Ann Go presents her research using 2-photon microscopy aimed at place cell mapping in the hippocampus during exploration and navigation of a circular linear track. You can hear her presentation starting at minute 23:23 in the video.

Dr. Ronglih Liao

Ronglih Liao

Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Techniques and Best Practices for Cardiomyocyte Isolation

In this webinar sponsored by IonOptix, Dr. Ronglih Liao address these long-standing hurdles by discussing best practices for isolating healthy, calcium-tolerant adult cardiomyocytes for functional studies. Specifically, Dr. Liao presents a proven, Langendorff-based method and discusses how to evaluate the success of an isolation based on calcium tolerance, morphology and functional outputs.

InsideAnswers: Techniques and Best Practices for Cardiomyocyte Isolation

In this Q&A video, Dr. Ronglih Liao, and other experts from the original webinar, address your best questions and greatest challenges with regards to cardiomyocyte isolation, purification, culture and analysis.

We are so grateful for the research being done by these, and all, highly skilled women.  You can check out more webinars by heading to our vast library of upcoming and on demand webinars.