March 2021

Lindsey Harrison, Program Manager, BioSTL Lindsey Harrison is BioSTL’s Program Manager for diversity, inclusion, and equity activities. She works to make sure minority owned startups and entrepreneurs have access to the resources and community they need to thrive. In addition to her work in the DEI space, she

February 2021

Dr. Mary Huff Dr. Mary Huff is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO. Her work focuses on characterizing the molecular mechanisms supporting the stability of long-term memories. Dr. Huff is also passionate about improving the mental health of

January 2021

Dr. Becky Lynn January’s WISER Woman is Dr. Becky Lynn, CEO and Founder of Evora Women’s Health at St. Luke’s Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Louis University. Dr. Lynn specializes in menopause and sexual health and is a certified North

December 2020

2020 WISER Week Panelists This month we want to look back at all of the panelists, partners, attendees, and supporters who helped to make WISER 2020 a success. Missouri Cures Education Foundation hosted 4 virtual events featuring women in science, entrepreneurship and research from Springfield, Kansas City,

November 2020

Cynthia Chapple Cynthia Chapple is a Senior Research and Development Chemist, and advocates for black girls and women in STEM. She is the founder of Black Girls Do STEM, an organization offering an exploration of STEM career pathways to middle and high school students through hands-on, engaging

October 2020

Dr. Lisa Dorsey Dr. Lisa Dorsey is the Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Saint Louis University and we are proud to feature her as our October WISER Woman. Dr. Dorsey has been the recipient of the Saint

September 2020

Melanie Bernds Our September WISER Woman is Melanie Bernds, Director of Communications at Benson Hill. Not only does Melanie volunteer for many organizations (including Missouri Cures) she is an incredible advocate for women in STEM and never misses an opportunity to help out or to lift other

August 2020

Dionne Stalling This month we are excited to introduce you to Dionne Stalling. Dionne is the Founder and Executive Director of Rare and Black, whose mission is to empower and amplify voices of black patients and care takers affected by rare disease. They work to educate the

July 2020

Natalie Self We are proud to introduce Natalie Self as our July WISER Woman. Natalie is the Executive Director of STEMSTL, a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis metro region. Natalie has been

June 2020

Dr. Michelle Altrich Dr. Michelle Altrich is the President of Viracor Eurofins, a Lee’s Summit diagnostic company that has been on the frontlines of fighting the novel coronavirus here in Missouri. Since January Dr. Altrich has led the way as Viracor Eurofins works to develop a test