QuantOCancer ERA Chair @ Champalimaud Foundation


What's your job? 2022

A series of  sessions exploring job possibilities for scientists, drawing on international expert and alumni experiences. Co-organised by QuantOCancer, Science Careers and the Graduate Studies Office. 

Rebecca Leshan - Science for Policy & Policy for Science

Friday February 11th 16:00-17:00

Zoom - Register Here

This informal session will be held as a Zoom meeting, with the classroom available for those who wish to participate in the Zoom meeting onsite (room limit applies).

Bio: Rebecca Leshan is executive director of the Banbury Center, the think tank-styleconference center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The Center is recognizedinternationally for its closed discussion workshops in areas ranging fromdiscovery and translational science to education and policy issues. Asexecutive director, Rebecca oversees all aspects of the Center’s programs, fromselecting the topics for meetings and working with expert leads to organize, tooverseeing implementation and tracking outcomes. As a member of CSH’s non-research faculty, Rebecca also co-instructs a graduatecourse on Scientific Exposition and Ethics, and serves as one of theLaboratory’s representatives to the National Academies of Science, Engineering,and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in HigherEducation.

Priorto joining Banbury in 2016, Rebecca was a regional director (USA-East) for theUK Government’s Science & Innovation Network, based in Cambridge,Massachusetts. In this role, she worked to strengthen UK-US collaborations inscience and engineering, as well as advising policymakers on science andtechnology issues. Her work largely centered on national security/defenseissues and the biosciences. Rebecca received her Ph.D. inMolecular & Integrative Physiology from the University of Michigan, andconducted postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University, focusing on neuralmechanisms controlling body weight and arousal.

Throughout QuantOCancer project we will run several events geared towards community development, including: 

  • Scientific events on programme-bridging topics
  • Research management and support

If you have an idea for a community event that fits these themes, let us know!

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