Join The Hughes Science Pipeline Project and the Barnard Center for Research on Women for the 19th annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture. 

Scientists discuss male and female brains and the origin of differences—do they exist?

More than 120 young student scientists pursued full-time research projects as part of Barnard's new Summer Research Institute. Watch as they share their experiences and stories.

Students share findings from their research this summer in labs on campus and around the New York City area.

Throughout the years, Barnard women have studied such sciences as astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, pursuing careers in these fields. Many of these women were pioneers, establishing their places within scientific communities that were all but closed to them. On the following pages, six alumnae, two of whom are retired, talk about their research, how they started, and what inspired them.

Dr. Rae Silver, head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University and Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor at Barnard College, is studying what makes the master clock in our brain tick. Working to help advance Dr. Silver’s research are Megan Manganaro ’10 and Akhila Iyer ’10, Barnard students majoring in neuroscience and behavior.