On June 17, 2021, in honor of Pride Month, four LGBTQ+ STEM professionals shared their unique challenges and experiences, and offered advice both for fellow LGBTQ+ scientists and for how institutions can support them.


  • Millie Copara, PhD, Senior Scientific Recruiter, Recruitomics Consulting
  • Angel Kaur, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rowan University; Founder and Chief Psychology Officer, Lassiter Health Initiatives
  • Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, Office of Intramural Training and Education, National Institutes of Health
  • Moderated by Stephanie Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Gladstone Institutes

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.

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