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Pioneers in Science: Featuring Elaine Fuchs

Friday, June 1, 2012
9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Pioneers in Science is an interactive program that gives high school students from around the world rare and intimate access to Nobel Laureates, presidential advisors, and other trailblazing scientists. Presented in collaboration with the Global Nomads Group, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth, Pioneers in Science encourages students to participate and ask questions during engaging town-hall-style discussions where speakers share their personal stories, life challenges and career highlights, all with the goal of inspiring by example. This year’s program features geneticist Elaine Fuchs, an esteemed researcher who has been personally recognized by President Obama for her contributions to science.


Juju ChangABC News Correspondent

Emmy Award-winning Juju Chang is a co-anchor for ABC News. During her career at ABC News, she has been news anchor for Good Morning America, contributed to 20/20, reported for World News Tonight, and anchored the early morning newscasts of World News Now and World News This Morning.

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Elaine FuchsStem Cell Researcher

Elaine Fuchs pioneered the field of reverse genetics—studying proteins and learning what they do, and how they do it, in order to identify the genetic disease they cause when they malfunction.

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