The 2021 Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Symposium

To be held virtually March 17, 2021, 3pm-6pm

Memorial Sloan Kettering is pleased to present the second annual Marie-Josée Kravis Women in Science Endeavor (WiSE) Symposium. This series of scientific talks from female leaders in their fields will take place virtually March 17, 2021 and is free 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. 

2nd annual Kravis WiSE Symposium

March 17, 2021, 3pm-6pm

Register here

Symposium Speakers

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD

Mount Sinai Endowed Professor in Cancer Immunology and Director of the Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Talk title: Myeloid Cell Control of Cancer Outcome and Response to Immunotherapy

View Dr. Merad’s research

Host: Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD


Anne Brunet, PhD

Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor and Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University

Talk title: Mechanisms of Aging and Rejuvenation

View Dr. Brunet’s research

Host: Yael David, PhD

Anne Brunet, PhD

Anne Brunet, PhD


Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD

Chair, Developmental Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Talk title: Follow Your Gut: Insights into How Single Cells Collaborate to Build Organs

View Dr. Hadjantonakis’s research

Host: Richard White, MD, PhD

Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD

Kat Hadjantonakis, PhD


Kravis WiSE Postdoctoral Fellowship Winner

Mijin Kim, PhD

Heller lab, Sloan Kettering Institute

Talk title: Machine Learning Nanosensor Array to Detect Disease Fingerprint of Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

Host: Maria Jasin, PhD

Kravis WiSE Graduate Fellowship Winner

Regina Bou Puerto

Rudensky lab, Sloan Kettering Institute

Talk title: Distinct Roles of IFNg Produced by Pro- and Anti-inflammatory T cells in Neuroinflammation

Host: Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD

A Conversation with Marie-Josée Kravis
Marie-Josée Kravis, MSK Board Vice Chair and SKI Board Chair, shares what motivated her to create the Kravis WiSE initiative.