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Dr. Laura Mackay Science Podcast Feature

Jul 2, 2021 | Michelson Medical Research Foundation



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“To innovate you have to have a range of perspectives from different backgrounds and I think some of the most successful laboratory teams are those that are highly diverse.” – Dr. Laura Mackay

The Importance of Diversity in STEM


Sean Sanders, Science/AAAS

Sean Sanders, Science/AAAS

Dr. Laura Mackay, a 2018 Michelson Prize Winner discusses the importance of diversity in STEM with Science editor Sean Sanders, Ph.D. Dr. Mackay is a professor and laboratory head at the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne.

In this featured conversation, Dr. Mackay outlines the multiple benefits of a diverse workforce in STEM and explains why supporting early-career researchers makes for more innovative science.

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