Education & Training

The Inaugural Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Symposium
To be held virtually July 8 — 20, 2020

Memorial Sloan Kettering is pleased to present the inaugural Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Symposium. This series of scientific talks from leaders in biomedical science will take place virtually July 8-20, 2020. 

Each talk will be broadcast as part of the MSK Science Spotlight series, which is available via livestream and open to all.

Kravis WiSE is a multifaceted initiative designed to support female-identified scientists and promote gender equity at MSK and beyond. Learn more about Kravis WiSE at MSK

Next Livestream:

July 13, 2020 EDT

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Symposium Speakers


Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT

Kravis WiSE Fellowship Winners

Sahana Rao (graduate fellowship winner)

Linde Miles, PhD (postdoctoral fellowship winner)

Mohita Tagore, PhD (postdoctoral fellowship winner)

three winners of the Kravis WiSE fellowships

Linde Miles, PhD; Sahana Rao; Mohita Tagore, PhD


Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD



Monday, July 13, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Talk title: “Sex Differences in COVID-19 Immune Responses”

View Dr. Iwasaki’s research


Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT

Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Talk title: “A Wrinkle in TIME: How Age-Related Changes in the Tumor and Immune Microenvironment Drive Tumor Progression”

View Dr. Weeraratna’s research

Ashani Weeraratna, PhD

Ashani Weeraratna, PhD


Viviane Tabar, MD

Viviane Tabar, MD



Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:30 pm EDT

Viviane Tabar, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology; Member, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Talk title: “Regional Specificity in Histone Mutant Brain Tumors”

View Dr. Tabar’s research