Pride Month
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Join this special panel discussion dedicated to forging connections, fostering mentorship, and celebrating diversity in science. At Out in Science, LGBTQ+ STEM professionals will share their journeys and shed light on how they navigate the scientific landscape with authenticity and pride.

Learn how together we can pave the way for a future where every scientist – regardless of identity – can flourish.


Welcome by Moderator

Stephanie Miller, PhD
Staff Scientist, Gladstone Institutes

Land Acknowledgement

Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Panel Discussion

Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
Baker Family Director of Stanford ChEM-H, Stanford University

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, PhD
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Hampshire

Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, UC San Francisco

Questions from the Audience


Out in Science is open to the public and will be livestreamed on Facebook. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, allies, and friends are all invited to join.

The event organizers are committed to accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodations, as well as other questions or concerns, email by May 22. 

About the Panelists

Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD(she/her)
Carolyn Bertozzi is the Baker Family Director of Sarafan Stanford ChEM-H and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. She is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her research focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, most recently in the area of immuno-oncology. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Most recently she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and Welch Prize in Chemistry. She was also awarded the Lemelson-MIT Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize, among many others.


Joanna Engel

Joanne Engel, MD, PhD (she/her)
Joanne Engel received her BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale in 1976, the 5th graduating class of women. She completed an MD-PhD at Stanford, residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and a clinical and postdoctoral fellowship in infectious disease at UCSF. Engel is currently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at UCSF, where she is also chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and the founding and current co-director of the Integrative Microbiology program. She is passionate about mentoring and training young investigators, especially women and members of the LGBTQI community. Guided by the motto, “the pathogen is the tutor,” her lab focuses on the complex interplay between bacterial pathogens and their human hosts, and has made important contributions to our understanding of how Chlamydia trachomatis alters the cell biology of their host cell. Engel is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Academy of Microbiology. She and her spouse Ellen have a grown son.


Photo of Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, PhD (she/her)
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an associate professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and dark matter. She is also a researcher of Black feminist science, technology, and society studies.

Nature recognized Prescod-Weinstein as one of 10 people who shaped science in 2020, and Essence magazine has recognized her as one of “15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers.” A co-creator of the Particles for Justice letter against sexism in particle physics and 2020 Strike for Black Lives, Prescod-Weinstein received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions to improving conditions for marginalized people in physics and the 2021 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology.


Stephanie Miller, moderator for Out in Science 2021

Stephanie Miller, PhD (she/her, they/them)
Stephanie Miller is a postdoc and systems neuroscientist in the lab of Jorge Palop at Gladstone Institutes, studying the breakdown of brain waves in mouse models for familial and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. After conducting post-baccalaureate research at NASA, they earned a PhD in biophysics at the University of Maryland, College Park while studying cortical synchrony and neuronal avalanches at the National Institutes of Health. Miller has worked to support the LGBTQ+ community since 2005 with a focus on transgender advocacy. They have also spoken on the topic of scientific mentorship and advocated for scientific funding on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


Out in Science is a panel discussion featuring academic leaders and STEM professionals that explores the lives and careers of LGBTQ+ scientists. Since 2014, this annual event has been organized and led by the LGBTQ+ community group at Gladstone, in collaboration with the Graduate and Postdoc Queer Alliance and the LGBT Resource Center at UC San Francisco.


June 5, 2024
2:00-3:30pm PDT
Mahley Auditorium & Online


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.