Sex, Gender, and Everything in Between

June 29, 2023 -
2:00pm - 5:30pm
Online - Register below

Come join us for an interdisciplinary discussion on sex, gender, and everything in between! Hosted and presented by early-career researchers. Open to CU/CUIMC/Barnard/TC affiliates. Register by June 26:

Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council, Office of the Provost.
Organized by Chen Wang, Biological Sciences


2:00 ~ 2:20 pm
Why are we having this event?
Chen Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

2:20 ~ 2:45 pm
Sex differences throughout aging and Alzheimer's disease: Of mice and Wo(men)
Holly Hunsberger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Foundational Sciences & Humanities
Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
The Chicago Medical School

2:45 ~ 3:10 pm
Let’s talk about sex (differences): developing sex-specific interventions for stress-induced psychiatric disorders
Briana Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

3:10 ~ 3:35 pm
Tissue engineering approaches to understanding sex specificity of cardiac disease
Roberta Lock, PhD Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

3:35 ~ 3:50 pm

3:50 ~ 4:15 pm
Problems in sexuality genetic testing: sex binaries and beyond
Alex Borsa, PhD Student
Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Member, Harvard GenderSci Lab

4:15 ~ 5:05 pm
Keynote: Sex, gender, machine learning, and values in biological research
Jeff Lockhart, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow
University of Chicago Department of Sociology and the Knowledge Lab

5:05 ~ 5:30 pm
Discussion & Summary

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